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Wehr Nature Center

Wehr Nature Center

The Center’s 220 acres are located within the beautiful 660-acre Whitnall Park in southwestern Milwaukee County. The only nature center located in the southern half of Milwaukee County, Wehr has over five miles of trails linking the Center’s natural communities: the Woodland, Wetland, Prairie, Oak Savanna and Lake. Interpretive signs introduce self-guided visitors to the homes and habitats of Wisconsin wildlife. Study sites along the trails allow guided groups to investigate the natural world face-to-face.

•Twenty acre Mallard Lake with three islands, completed in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps
•Wetlands that include sedge meadow, shrub carr and floodplain forest, accessible via a 1,700 foot boardwalk, featuring two piers and a bird blind
•Restored Oak Savanna and Prairie
•Maple and Oak Woodlands
•Over five miles of looping trails and interpretive signage
•Visitor Center and Nature Store
•Outdoor amphitheater
Wehr Nature Center in Whitnall Park fosters an environmental awareness and conservation ethic in visitors of all ages through interactions with its restored habitats and education programming. The Center provides the public and Milwaukee County valuable information and resources on current local and global environmental issues and enables school groups to interact with and learn more about nature and conservation throughout the County Park System through its Nature in the Parks outreach programming.

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