Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve

The Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve is a non-profit membership organization that supports the Preserve in myriad ways: through volunteering, fundraising, stewardship projects, and interpretive programs. They offer excellent free guided field trips and nature walks and maintain a rich and extensive website that is well worth exploring.

A small group of volunteers holding planting tools sits next to a patch of spring wildflowers.
Friends volunteers take a break from planting in Bill’s Woods. Photo by Bryn Scriver.

Mission of the Friends

Inspire people to connect to and care for the Lakeshore Nature Preserve.


The Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve support this exemplary urban natural area to preserve it for the community and generations to come – through Land Stewardship, Advocacy, Financial Support, Education and Outreach, and by collaborating with, supporting, and advising the University’s Preserve Management Staff and Preserve Governance Committee.