2017 Second Quarter Casual for a Cause Recipient – Wesselman Nature Society

2017 Second Quarter Casual for a Cause Recipient – Wesselman Nature Preserve

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Wesselman Nature Society is a 501(c)3 established in 1972. We are supported by a strong membership base as well as community contributions.

People need nature and nature needs us. That simple truth is the focus of everything we do at Wesselman Nature Society. We strive to protect nature because it ensures a better life for all of us.

Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, a 200-acre old growth forest, with over 4 miles of walking trails that allow guests a peaceful interaction with nature, is located in the heart of the city and is managed by Wesselman Nature Society. It includes a huge diversity of woodland species including white-tailed deer, raccoons, salamanders as well as resident and migratory birds. This national natural landmark is open year round.Kids at Wesselman

Visitors to the Preserve are welcomed through our Nature Center. It provides visitors with a wildlife observation room with bird identification iPads as well as live animal exhibits and forest information displays. The Nature Center is home to over 50 docent animals that are used for education purposes within the Nature Center and throughout the Evansville community. It leaves a lasting memory to be within several feet of a magnificent bald eagle or to pet a snake for the first time. Thousands of children experience moments like that while attending our many public events, field trips, community outreach programs, camps and science programs. Last year over 30,000 visitors enjoyed our facilities.

Canoe Evansville is also a program run by the staff of Wesselman Nature Society. These canoe trips on Pigeon Creek and other area waterways provide meaningful enjoyable outdoor learning experiences for all ages. Participants are educated about area wildlife and water habitats. Canoe trips can be arranged Wesselman Woods Trailfor groups of 8-28 people and from one-hour treks to full day excursions.

We look forward to the summer of 2018, when we open the nation’s largest Nature Playscape. This 3-acre Playscape, located adjacent to the Preserve, will allow children of all abilities to experience the joy and unleashed imagination of play in a natural setting.

Howell Wetlands, a 35-acre urban area, on the west side of Evansville, is also managed by Wesselman Nature Society. These wetlands showcase a diversity of habitats that provide homes for beavers, waterfowl, turtles, fish, frogs and songbirds. There are over two miles of trails that lead visitors over marsh, cypress slough, through wildflower grassland prairie and bottomland hardwood forest. It is the largest urban wetland in Indiana.

For more information about Wesselman Nature Society, go to www.WesselmanNatureSociety.org or find us on Facebook.


The Payne Wealth Partners team participates in Casual for a Cause every Friday throughout the year. This program wonderfully reflects our commitment to the community. Each quarter, one team member chooses a charity to support, to which all team members then make a personal monetary donation and dress casually on Fridays. As a company, Payne Wealth Partners also donates money to that charity. We value sharing our resources, time, and talents with organizations in the Evansville and Tri-State area, and Casual for a Cause participation is one of many ways we do so.

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