Since acquiring the Spooky Hollow Nature Sanctuary in 1961, the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club has grown to protect five properties comprising more than 300 acres of land that is environmentally significant. Each sanctuary is acquired in a different way. Some are donated and some are purchased.
The HNC manages the nature sanctuaries to permanently protect their environmental values. In some of our nature sanctuaries there are footpaths for people to use. Horses, bicycles and motorized vehicles are not permitted in the nature sanctuaries nor is hunting, fishing or the removal of any natural materials.
Volunteers care for the nature sanctuaries under the direction of the HNC’s Head-of-the-Lake Land Trust Program. Management costs are covered primarily by donations to the HNC’s Sanctuary Fund and the Habitat Preservation Endowment Fund, held by the Hamilton Community Foundation.
Throughout the year there are stewardship activities and work parties to care for the land, as well as fun fundraising events. If you are interested in being added to our volunteer list and receiving notice of activities please contact Jen Baker at: email@example.com.