Come out an learn how you can help be a part of the River Bend Nature Center community, learn about what they have to offer and see where they could use your help at their open house on Aug. 4.
River Bend Nature Center Inc
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
For quite some time, officials with the YWCA were trying to sell the River Bend Nature Center and in February they sold it to Racine County. But officials said they really didn't want to run a park, so a volunteer group formed River Bend Nature Center Inc
It’s official; the River Bend Nature Center now has a new owner and operator. The YWCA purchased the property in 1959, but they recently wanted to sell the property because it no longer fit their mission. Earlier this year, Racine County bought it, but officials didn't really want to run a park. Now, a newly formed non-profit group - the River Bend Nature Center Inc. - will lease the property from the County for a nominal cost and operate the facility. Spearheaded by Roger Chernik of Mount Pleasant and several members of other conservation groups, their primary purpose will be to keep the facility open and offer a wide variety of programs. The County is leasing the River Bend to Chernik’s group on a 10-year renewable lease, which requires…