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Paddle spectacular Hovey Lake!

Join Canoe Evansville for a guided paddle at Hovey Lake Fish and Wildlife Area on June 20th. This natural oxbow lake, located near the confluence of the Wabash and Ohio Rivers is inhabited by various waterfowl including Cormorants, Ospreys, Egrets and a family of Bald Eagles. Bald Cypress trees are found half submerged throughout the lake, providing the unique experience of paddling through a southern cypress forest at one of the northernmost points of the trees’ native range. Trip leaves from the Wesselman Woods Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by Monday, June 15th. Call 812-479-0771, X105 or email [email protected]. Trip leaves from the Wesselman Woods Nature Center, all transportation and equipment is provided.

Date: Saturday, June 20th – 9 am to 1 pm
Age: 7 and up
Cost: $20 per person

Save The Date

Reptile Roundup


Bug Fest





Recycle Saturdays

For a complete listing of 2015 dates, times and locations, please visit our Off-Site Recycling Page.

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(WNS Events Calendar)

for detailed descriptions for these

and other upcoming programs

and events.

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We have included a DonateNow button feature to our website in order to simplify the donation process. With this button, visitors to our website may donate instantly! This tool offers both a safe and easy option for supporters to contribute to our work.

The Wesselman Nature Society invites you to become a member of our organization by donating at one of our membership levels. As a member of our organization, you will receive the following:

  • Reduced admission to programs and events offered at Wesselman Woods, Howell Wetlands and with Canoe Evansville.
  • A copy of the Society Newsletter, The Old Growth Gazette, mailed to your home or emailed to you quarterly.
  • A 10% discount at the Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve Gift Shop.
  • Invitations to special member-only events throughout the year.

The DonateNow feature is made possible through Groundspring.org, a nonprofit Internet foundation created by the Tides Foundation. All donations are processed by Groundspring.org, utilizing the newest secure technology developed for e-commerce to ensure that a donor's information is kept private and secure.

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Click HERE to read the 2012 Annual Member's Letter from Executive Director John Foster. Click HERE to download the contribution form.


Wesselman Nature Society is the parent organization of following three area properties/programs:

Wesselman Woods Nature PreserveHowell WetlandsCanoe Evansville


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