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Vote for Fenner Nature Center in the Big Bang-quet Community Charity Challenge!

Each "vote" is cast with a $5 tax-deductible donation to the Capital Region Community Foundation. Fenner Nature Center will receive the funds* raised from our votes.

With your vote, we are also one step closer to winning the $10,000 Grand Prize - a $10,000 credit towards a fundraising event at the fabulous University Club.

Cast Your Votes HERE!

Voting Open:  February 9 - March 24

*The CRCF will retain a small percentage of the donations to cover processing fees.

The Big Bang-quet is sponsored by the University Club, MSU Federal Credit Union, & the Capital Region Community Foundation.

Learn more about what Fenner Nature Center provides our community in this video:

Fenner Conservancy announces selection of executive director


Lansing, Mich. - After a rigorous selection process, the board of directors at Fenner Conservancy welcomes Liz Roxberry as executive director. Roxberry has served as interim director at Fenner since August of this year and will assume the executive director role effective immediately.


Roxberry is an experienced non-profit manager with a history of successful leadership in the fields of conservation, education, and natural resource relations. She obtained her degree from Central Michigan University and is passionate about creating connections between the next generation of stewards and the land they will inherit.


"I am thrilled to work with such a talented and passionate group of individuals, volunteers, staff and board members as we begin the next phase of Fenner Nature Center's long history in this community," said Roxberry. "I look forward to building upon the work that has already been started at Fenner."


Prior to serving as interim director Roxberry was the program manager at Fenner Nature Center. She also served as the director of the Cedar Lake Outdoor Center for Michigan United Conservation Clubs and the statewide youth education coordinator for Michigan Pheasants Forever.


"Though we have accomplished a great deal in the last several years with the help of our donors, partners and supporters, there is much still to do," said Roxberry. "We're looking forward to unveiling a major visitor center renovation, the addition of new trails and access points, as well as celebrating the completion of upland prairie restoration at the park."


For more information about the Fenner Conservancy and Fenner Nature Center, visit http://www.mynaturecenter.org/.

Want to Learn More?

Join us for a special, one-hour tour of Fenner Nature Center to learn more about our past and our future!  Snacks and refreshments are provided.  Please RSVP to Liz Roxberry, director@mynaturecenter.org

Donor Patio 

Thank you Susan and Jack Davis for paving the way for others to support Fenner Conservancy in our mission of connecting people to nature in the heart of Lansing, through conservation, education, and stewardship!

Click HERE for more information

Not a member yet?

Become a member of Fenner Conservancy and receive:

  • A discount in the Fenner Explore Store
  • Early registration opportunities
  • Free/reduced program fees for select programs (including summer camps)
  • Our Seasons newsletter
  • The great feelings that come with supporting the 501(c)3 nonprofit that is leading Fenner Nature Center into its next 50 years of connecting people to nature in the heart of Lansing!

Become a member today!

Trails open daily throughout the year from 8am - sunset. 

Park Admission: FREE
Visitor Center Hours (November-March)
Wednesday-Friday, 10am - 4pm
Saturday-Sunday, 12pm - 4pm
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and Holidays

Explore Store Hours
Saturday-Sunday 12pm - 4pm
*Open weekdays upon request with staff availability* 

Contact Us
Phone: 517.483.4224
Fax: 517.377.0012
Email: info@mynaturecenter.org

2020 E. Mt. Hope Ave.
Lansing, MI 48910

Park Rules

Following these park rules helps to ensure that visitors will have an enjoyable experience at Fenner Nature Center.

  • Please stay on the trails
  • Collecting (plants, berries, rocks, etc.) is prohibited
  • Unsanctioned alcohol is prohibited
  • Dogs allowed on a 6 ft. leash (and please pick up your dog waste)
  • Bikes, rollerblades, and skateboards are prohibited on trails
  • Place all trash in trash receptacles

                  Association of Nature Center Administrators                                                 

Virg Bernero, Mayor


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Fenner Nature Center

2020 East Mount Hope Avenue, Lansing, Michigan, 48910

Phone: 517-483-4224 | Email: info@mynaturecenter.org

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