Friends of Calkins logoFriends of Calkins

The Friends of Calkins Nature Area is a nonprofit organization that is in place to assist the Hardin County Conservation staff in making Calkins the best it can be. Friend’s members are instrumental to us being able to continuously improve the grounds and provide better educational experiences for all who visit. The two key ways that the Friends of Calkins contribute to the mission is in project fundraising and being a source of volunteers for public programming.

The Friends group is led by a 16-member board of directors which meets once a month. The board also plans the annual BBQ & Bluegrass Fundraiser. Memberships are available at various levels and also come with a free subscription to the Hardin County Conservation newsletter and an invitation to the annual meeting and dinner.

For more information on the Friends of Calkins Nature Area check out the Calkins Nature Area Facebook page.

For more information on becoming a member, click on the link below to download the membership letter.

Friends of Calkins Membership Form (.pdf)

Executive Committee
Chris Stauffer, President

Becky Wubbena, Vice President
Mike Holt, Treasurer
Alice Draper, Secretary

Area Directors
Nan Schwartz
Don Hirt
Jerry Welden
Jon Heitland
Sara Kadolph
Curt Lambertson
Alice Draper
Ali Campbell
Dean Lewerke
Darlene Hulbert