Warner Nature Center announces closure
Updated: Sep 25, 2019
Posted in the Country Messenger by Suzanne Lindgren
The Lee & Rose Warner Nature Center last week announced plans to close by the end of the year. The news came after the center’s chief funding agency, Manitou Fund, said it would not renew its longstanding partnership in 2020. In addition to funding operations at the center, Manitou Fund owns the land and buildings.
The Science Museum of Minnesota has worked with various philanthropic organizations to offer nature-oriented programs at the site since 1958 (see timeline in sidebar). The partnership between the Science Museum and Manitou Fund is set to expire December 31.
In a statement, the Manitou fund did not explain its decision but said it hoped to continue to positively impact the community. ...