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Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve

P.O. Box 55056, Madison, Wisconsin 53705

The Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve is a non-profit organization that serves as an advocate for the active stewardship of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. It aims to preserve, protect and nurture this special place as a learning environment through the vicissitudes of time by: 

  • leading and participating in Preserve work parties
  • recruiting members and volunteers
  • publishing a Friends newsletter
  • sponsoring events and educational activities
  • seeking gifts and grants

The Lakeshore Nature Preserve is a vital part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and elicits fond memories in all who have spent time here. Natural areas such as Picnic Point, the Lakeshore Path, and Muir Woods define the character of the Madison Campus and make it one of the most beautiful in the nation. The Preserve provides opportunities for study and for relaxation; it is home to native plants and provides habitat to myriad birds and other animals.