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Part of the naturalistic entry to the Douglas-Hart Nature Center, a WRD Environmental project
 

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Douglas-Hart Nature Center, Mattoon, IL

Client Profile
The Douglas-Hart Nature Center is a preserve that reflects the native habitats of east-central Illinois to encourage visitors to experience, understand and appreciate nature. Since its founding in the 1960s it has doubled in size to more than 70 acres.

Goal

  • Develop and execute a master plan for the growing nature center

Sample Results

  • Increased annual visitors from 7,000 to 13,000 over a 12-month period
  • Attracted a business partnership that resulted in heightened visibility and that offers the nonprofit nature center more funding opportunities
  • Provided additional funding channels due to the plan’s native plantings, green infrastructure improvements and trails
  • Using an eco-friendly approach to stormwater management, solved a drainage problem that impacted the nature center’s main building

Learn more about the Douglas-Hart Nature Center.


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A re-created native habitat at the Douglas-Hart Nature Center