We Are a Membership Organization


“Our members and volunteers provide the energy behind this organization. Their ongoing contributions and support allows us to continue this unique experience in successful conservation and appreciation of nature. Memberships are what funds this organization. Members are vital to its success continuing.” — Doug Coleman, Executive Director




The benefits that come with being a member of The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen, include discounts on plant sales, events, hikes, tours, and the satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference in the world.

Our members are the primary way The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen funds its efforts. The work being done at the nature center is more than preserving and maintaining over 6,000 acres of Blue Ridge Mountain land area for research and educational programs or providing habitat for native plants and animals. Members also support high-quality educational programs for adults and children about the region’s natural history. Our programs reach out to the general public, enrich regional school programs, host undergraduate and graduate internships, and bring hands-on learning to teachers’ fingertips. The Nature Foundation members are what makes and keeps Wintergreen’s mountain ecosystems a continuing success story.


Membership Brochure


Select a package from the choices below


Individual Blazer Annual Membership

An individual blazer membership entitles you to free Living with Nature at Wintergreen hikes offered year-round by foundation naturalists, subscription to The Mountain Messenger, a newsletter dedicated to our membership, and a 10% discount on Nature Center Shoppe purchases.


Family Blazer

The benefits of an Individual membership plus up to six people, either family or friends of your choice.


Silver Explorer

The benefits of a Family Blazer membership plus: Discounted admission to the Spring Wildflower Symposium.


Gold Explorer

The benefits of a Silver Explorer membership plus: The addition of a special gift and discounts on special trips. Discounted admission to the Spring Wildflower Symposium.


Steward Circle

The benefits of a Gold Explorer membership plus: Two complimentary admissions to any special event of your choice (Spring Wildflower Symposium, Lecture Series classes).


Conservator's Circle

All of the benefits of a Steward's Circle membership plus: Five complimentary admissions to any special event of your choice.