Welcome to Heckrodt Wetland Reserve
The Nature Center is open 8 AM – 4:00 PM Tuesday – Friday. Visitors have access to the lobby and the exhibit gallery. The Discovery Den, Solarium, and Presentation Room remain closed until further notice. No room rental reservations will be taken until the Presentation Room is open to the general public. Unvaccinated visitors MUST wear a mask. The Nature Center will be closed on weekends for now.
Trails (including the children’s Wild Space) remain open from 6 AM – 9 PM. Remember, no dogs are permitted on Reserve property. Uniformed service dogs are welcome. Bicycles and other wheeled recreation vehicles are not permitted on the trail. Wheelchairs and strollers are welcome. HWR is a No Drone Zone.
If you would like to leave plastic for recycling, please make sure all bags are tightly closed and bring them into the lobby if the Nature Center is open or leave them on either side of the front entrance. We cannot recycle plastics no.1 and up through this program. Recycle them in your municipal recycling.
Programs for the general public have been re-imagined to allow us to deliver our environmental mission with Coronavirus safety in mind. All programs will be held outdoors and participation numbers have been reduced to give us space for physical distancing.
Thank you for your continuing and heartfelt support.
We couldn’t do what we do without YOU!