We started WMNC, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in 2005 and purchased the land for the Nature Center in 2007. After years of planning and tremendous community support, the Nature Center complex is scheduled to be fully functional as soon as 2012. We are excited about the continuing development, and we are certain that the communities we serve will be, too!
We are a valuable resource for sponsors and donors to exhibit goodwill and concern about the future of our natural resources.
2007–2012 Progress Report
Thanks to all who have helped along the way!
Our Mission, Vision, and Goals
Established in 2003, the Nature Center is a tax-exempt, nonprofit educational organization. Our site is on 10 acres in Lakeside, next to the Big Springs Environmental Study Area, with 5 acres leased from the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside on its Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex.
What We're Doing Now
When our facilities are completed, WMNC will be recognized as a one-stop source for all things environmental in Arizona's White Mountains. However, we're not waiting until our parking lot is paved and our roofs are on our buildings to serve our community!
Our Management Team
Our management team has a great deal of experience in conserving and researching our earth's natural resources.