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Let’s Celebrate!

The Res is turning 50!

Help us reach our goal of $50,000 for 50 years of nature preservation and appreciation.

We invite you to join us for our 50th anniversary Open House on September 25th from 11 am to 3 pm. We are showcasing some recent projects that have cost The Res a considerable amount of money. These include removal of invasive species from the woods, tree removal around some of the buildings, restoration of the Kiwanis cabin, repair of the restrooms, and updating displays in the Nature Center. Our 2022 goal is to build a new tractor bridge over the creek and create a Story Walk along the path behind the Nature Center.

Where do the funds for these projects come from? Since we are a 503(c)(3) not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization, all our funding comes from donations and memberships. Membership forms will be available at our Open House. The first 50 to join with a membership will receive a t-shirt with The Res logo. Please consider joining this beautiful slice of nature right here in Mishawaka.


We will be working on preparing our facilities for our 50th anniversary celebration in September.

Please consider joining us on September 11th from 9am-12pm

Please contact the office to give us a heads up on when you would like to volunteer.

We are always in need of volunteers. If you are an individual, family or group that would be interested giving some of your time to help at The Res, please contact the office (574) 259-1850.

Tasks include:

  • Removal of Invasive plants
  • mulching
  • trail maintenance
  • building maintenance
  • trash pickup

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