The special events at Ledge View Nature Center are fundraisers for the Friends of Ledge View Nature Center (FLVNC) which is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to the support of Ledge View.
Annually the FLVNC holds three main events: Maple Syrup Sunday (March), Ledge View 5K Caveman Adventure Run (June), and Halloween Candlelight Cave Tours (October). These fundraisers are run by volunteers from the Friends group, the community, and staff from Calumet County Parks.
Funds raised at these events are administered by the FLVNC board and they are distributed to improve the nature center and park. New displays, maintenance of old displays, animal care, trees, plants for arboretum and gardens, and cave improvements are just some of the things this money has been used for in the past.
Your support at these events helps to make Ledge View the wonderful place it is!