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Can't imagine Warner Nature Center not being there for all of us!

The Lee & Rose Warner Nature Center has been a constant in my life and the lives of my family. It reflects not only the values of those who started it and have continued to support it for over 50 years but also what the nature center has given back to all of those involved.

For my family, it has always been a family legacy, a place that has always been there, and we thought would always be there. Warner Nature Center is one of those special places, because of the land but even more so because of the incredible staff and volunteers. For me, it is a reflection of my parents giving spirit, a way to share family values with children and grandchildren, to stress the important bond between people and nature.

I look back at the original intentions of the Wilder Foundation that this place would never be divided or developed. And now I wonder . . . why would the Manitou Foundation decide to terminate this legacy of establishing lasting relationships between people and the natural world without definitive plans for its future? This place is too special to lose. If there is a clear and detailed plan, please share it with us so that we know this incredible legacy will continue for the next generations.

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Jill Jordahl


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