When you contribute to the Friends of the Preserve, your donation supports one of the most beloved urban natural areas in the country – 300 acres of woodlands, wetland, and prairies and almost 4 miles of Lake Mendota shoreline right in the heart of the UW-Madison Campus.
These lands also tell the story of Wisconsin’s rich cultural heritage – from the ancient effigy mounds of native Americans, to the agricultural activities of early settlers, and 150 years of environmental research.
Your gifts help to preserve and support this beautiful place - from Eagle Heights Woods to Picnic Point and all the way to the Memorial Union - now and in the future.
Your tax-deductible membership contributions and donations go directly to work in the Preserve:
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Members join a community of Friends who value this special land and help to preserve it – for the enjoyment and enrichment of all.
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