Music

Boulder County’s Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center to host fundraiser at eTown

Award-winning singer/songwriter Ellis will perform at the fundraising event, April 2

Ellis.Terri Delaney

Photo by Terri Delaney

NEDERLAND – Come out of hibernation and support Boulder County’s nature center, Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center, on Saturday, April 2 at eTown in Boulder. The community is invited to come celebrate spring and support the nature center with nationally-renowned singer-songwriter Ellis. The evening includes hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, a silent auction and entertainment. This event will also serve as the CD release party for Ellis’ new album, The Guest House.

Since 1995, Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center is Boulder County’s non-profit all-ages nature center, fostering a life-long appreciation of the environment and promoting and environmentally aware, responsible and ecologically-sound community. Wild Bear serves the community through the open nature center and children through nature education programs (with 40% participating through scholarships). An estimated 14,000 people of all ages visited the free nature center in downtown Nederland and thousands of adults and families enjoyed free or low-cost educational programs throughout the year.

Over the past 20 years, Wild Bear has enjoyed many accomplishments. In 1999, Wild Bear was a key partner in the preservation of Mud Lake, which was slated for development and utilized as a trash dump.  Wild Bear then spearheaded the clean-up of the land by gathering 134 volunteers who removed more than 30 tons of trash from the 200 acre area. A biological assessment of the land performed by Boulder County determined it to be one of the healthiest wetland habitats of Boulder County.

In 2010, another milestone was accomplished, the opening of the interim nature center located in downtown Nederland, made possible through the commitment of donors and volunteers.

Tickets for the fundraiser can be purchased online at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/1st-annual-wild-awakening-come-out-of-hibernation-to-support-your-local-nature-center-with-special-tickets-21534065971?aff=es2

For more information, contact Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center at 303.258.0495 or email registrar@wildbear.org. For a complete list of programs and events visit www.wildbear.org.

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