Friends of Wood Lake (FOWL)

Donate to Wood Lake Nature Center during its 50th anniversary celebration!


Become a Friends of Wood Lake member today!  Annual membership includes free ski/snowshoe use, free or discounted admission to many Wood Lake programs and events, and provides crucial financial support to Wood Lake Nature Center.  Friends of Wood Lake also hosts fundraising events that support the Center's environmental-education programs, facility upgrades, and unforeseen problems that can exceed the City's budget.

Membership Benefits and Levels

Memberships are good for one year and include free admission to Saturday and Sunday Specials (up to $5) and other programs, including Half-Haunted Halloween, Candlelight & Ice, and Adult Book Club. Also includes free onsite cross-country ski and snowshoe rental and a 10% discount on select programs and merchandise. See membership levels for additional benefits. Membership cards will be mailed within one week of payment.

  • Individual ($30) Basic membership benefits (listed above) for one person.
  • Family ($50) Basic membership benefits for a maximum of two named adults residing at the same address and their dependent children or grandchildren under age 18.
  • Sustaining ($100) Family benefits plus four Wood Lake mugs.
  • Life ($1,000) Family benefits for one family plus engraving on Life Member plaque

Your Membership Matters

Here's how the Nature Center has benefited as a result of FOWL Members:

  • Plants and fencing for the Interpretive Prairie and Wildlife Viewing Area
  • A micro projector and Scope Cam for magnifying pond life
  • Tables, sewing machine, fax machine
  • Trees for reforestation project
  • Support of Earth Day and Halloween programs
  • Support of Internship programs
  • Duck Blind Dock
  • Office Renovation
  • Energy Efficient Lighting
  • Binoculars for Programs