The 30th Annual Sara Ott Golf Classic Was a Huge Hit

The 30th Annual Sara Ott Golf Classic was a huge hit with 100 golfers and near-perfect weather! As you know, this tournament could not happen without a large and active volunteer group with good organization. Thank you so much to Greg Robertson and the Golf Committee for the planning and hours devoted to getting this tournament off without a hitch. Also, thank you to all of the Tournament Day Volunteers, returning and new, who helped to ensure all of our golfers were well taken care of out on the course and during registration. A special thank you to Geoff Redgrave and his staff at Stoney Creek, Wintergreen Resort and staff, and Wintergreen Resort Banquet Services. This tournament continues to be a major fundraiser for TNFW that also allows for members, non-members, volunteers, and everyone in between to enjoy a day together golfing, laughing and just enjoying all the beauty that Wintergreen has to offer. We look forward to seeing you again next year! Thanks again so much!

Wintergreen is a Bear Smart Community

The primary rules are simple and clear:
No bird feeding from April 1 to December 1, never leave food or garbage outdoors, be aware that open doors and windows risk getting a bear inside, and lock all car doors because bears can and do open vehicle doors.
Wintergreen’s black bears are out and about. Learn more about these amazing animals and how to keep them wild.
Also, check out the website BearWise for more information.

Learn about our vision for the future of The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen – Join Us

The Nature Foundation’s Endowment 2025 Campaign has reached its halfway point (2022) by raising $2 million toward our initial goal of $4 million. Thanks to several very generous long-time supporters and committed donors like you, we are now well on our way toward achieving an Endowment which will support new significant environmental research and education initiatives on a national level and provide for TNFW’s financial future.

What's New at The Nature Foundation

Fall events. Our October – December Calendar of Events is now available. To view and or register for an event, click “Events & Event Registration” in the main menu at the top of the page.
The Nature Foundation has been recognized by the Virginia Association of Science Teachers. Learn more. Document pages: 20-21.
Trail map. A detailed map of all of the trails within Wintergreen, maintained by TNFW, is available at Trillium House and the front desk of Wintergreen Resort’s Mountain Inn.

Our programs are open to anyone who wishes to take part and enjoy nature.

Support The Nature Foundation today and experience our member benefits.

Go outside & play

Our trail system covers an assortment of terrain throughout its 35 miles. There are both rugged, steep slopes as well as beautiful, short strolls most anyone can enjoy.

Grow native plants

Preserving while enhancing the natural beauty of the land is a goal of those who garden using native plants. The Nature Foundation is a leader in making it easier and fun.