Waukesha County

Friends of Retzer Nature Center to Contribute to New Community Education Project at Retzer Nature Center

The Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use is pleased to announce a $45,000 donation from The Friends of Retzer Nature Center that will assist in revitalizing the existing Adventure Trail with new, accessible, educational components. The contribution will be added to other donations from local groups to support the project.


“We are grateful to the Friends of Retzer Nature Center for their continued support to help grow and improve the Nature Center,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “Contributions like these allow us to complete exciting projects tohelp everyone in our community explore the natural world.”


The award-winning Adventure Trail has served tens of thousands of visitors since it was built in 1994 to provide universal, barrier-free access to nature. This project will reconstruct the existing trail to ensure full ADA accessibility and access for all abilities, in addition to providing new safety features. It will be designed with input from local experts and educators, including teachers, occupational therapists, and social workers.


“Our members are passionate about environmental education for all,” said Elaine Haberichter, Friends of Retzer Nature Center President. “Having the opportunity to fund projects that enhance Retzer for our community is an important part of our mission.”


About the Friends of Retzer Nature Center

The Friends of Retzer Nature Center, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging, perpetuating, and promoting the work of conservation and natural resource education. The team of volunteers seek the involvement of the community to work toward the continued growth and improvement of Retzer Nature Center. For more information visit friendsofretzer.org.


About Retzer Nature Center

Retzer Nature Center is a part of the Waukesha County Park System, which is a natural resource based park system that demonstrates stewardship while providing recreational and educational opportunities. For more information, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/retzernaturecenter, follow Waukesha County Parks on Twitter, or like us on Facebook.