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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 Matt Overstreet’s presentation on Virginia’s rising American black bear population and the website BearWise.

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

What's New at The Nature Foundation

Winter events. Our January – March 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.
 
Do you shop on Amazon? Did you know you can help The Nature Foundation earn money from the purchases you make? It doesn’t cost you a thing, but it’s a huge help to us. Learn more.
 
The Library is Open. We’re excited to have the WPOA free lending library open in Trillium House. There are already a number of great books on the shelves. Learn more.
 
Exciting news from the Endowment Campaign. With your support, The Nature Foundation’s Endowment 2025 Campaign achieved a significant milestone by raising half a million dollars before October 2021 to secure the generous Smyth Foundation’s Challenge Grant. We met our first milestone with a total of $1.5 million! Thank you for your wonderful contributions to TNFW Endowment 2025. Here is a short video to convey our gratitude.
 
Living with Nature at Wintergreen. Join a Foundation Naturalist on Saturday morning for a moderate to strenuous interpretive hike and explore Wintergreen’s natural environment! TNFW members hike free! Visit our Event Registration page to sign up.
 
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.

 

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