Friends of the WNC Nature Center

WHAT THEY DO: The WNC Nature Center connects people of all ages with the native plants and animals of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. The wild animals that call the Nature Center home have unique stories. Most have been imprinted or permanently injured. Others are endangered and part of a species survival plan. Your donation to the Friends supports the animal habitats, education programs and conservation initiatives of the WNC Nature Center and inspires people to know more, care more and do more for the unique wildlife of this region.

MATCHES

  • Gifts of $100 or more will be matched up to $2,500, thanks to Weiler Woods for Wildlife.
  • The Community Foundation of WNC will match all donations of $25 or more, up to $100 per donor, to any of the Give!Local Animal nonprofits, up to a maximum of $10,000 in matches.

INCENTIVES

  • Donors of $20 or more will receive a free day pass to the WNC Nature Center.
  • Donors of $50 or more receive a Nature Center reusable tote bag and a free day pass.
  • Donors of $100 or more receive a wooden Nature Center keychain, Nature Center tote bag and a free day pass.
  • Donors of $250 or more receive a guided tour of the Nature Center for up to four people, a Nature Center keychain and tote bag, and a $10 coupon for the Nature Center Gift Shop.

DRAWINGS

  • Donors of $250 or more will be entered to win a chance to go on habitat with red pandas Leafa and Phoenix in 2022.
Supporting the great work of the WNC Nature Center is so valuable to the future of conservation — helping educate children and adults about our beloved local wildlife and showcasing the biodiversity of Asheville.
—Kenny Armstrong, Friends member since 2012
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