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Sip in Fall

Welcome to the Fair Hill Nature Center
Our mission is to promote responsible stewardship through an appreciation and understanding of our environment.
Check the map for location and directions.


Without the support of membership dues, the Nature Center couldn't function. A great community organization deserves great support from those who care about the environment. If you’re a member who has already renewed recently, THANK YOU! If you would like to join or renew your membership, either send a check to “Fair Hill Nature Center” or make on online donation. Categories are:
$15 Student/Senior
$20 Individual
$35 Family
$100 Business
$200 Patron
$500 Life Member/Benefactor
This is how we keep the Fair Hill Nature Center a thriving community service. Please make sure you’re a part of this effort! (Info here

Support the Fair Hill Nature Center by shopping online Visit our partner iGive.com and a portion of your purchase will be contributed to the Nature Center.
Total Funds Raised through iGive: $1113.64
Total Members Participating: 20


"WISH LIST" If you have any of the following new or good-condition-used items and you'd like to donate them to them Nature Center, many grateful people would thank you!
*Energy efficient storm door
*Hot laminator
*200 collecting nets
*Portable CD player
*Empty coffee cans
* Socks: plain white preferable- kids size grade 2nd -5th
*Sweat pants- kids sizes 6-12

Upcoming Events (details)

Annual Hayride Friday, October 10 6pm-8pm
Come enjoy a colorful ride through scenic Fair Hill. We will start at the Nature Center and end at the Pavilion for a bonfire with Hot Chocolate, Hot Dogs and Marshmallows.
Members $5/Non-members $7

Fall Leaf Walk - Saturday, October 11 10:00 - 11:30 am
Hike with our Nature Center teachers along our trails to identify native trees in their full glory. Finish up with leaf printing, either on a t-shirt or sweatshirt you bring, or on our art paper
$3 members/$5 non-members

A Sip in Fall
Wine Tasting & Dinner Event October 11, 2014 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Join us for a delightful autumn evening in support of the
Fair Hill Nature Center.  Enjoy dinner, live entertainment and a wine  tasting  in the beautiful setting of  the Dove Valley Winery. Silent Auction, Raffle, 50/50 and more!
21 & over event, $50 per person.

Explore the historic sites of Fair Hill on a hike
with local historian Emily Kilby
Saturday, November 8, 1:00 pm
$5 members/$10 non-members

Get into the Holiday Spirit at our
Wreathmaking Workshop - Saturday, November 15
$25 per person - includes supplies.

FYI. David Francis, retired Professor of Biology at the University of Delaware is conducting a plant inventory of the Fair Hill NRMA. Here is his current list (caution, file may be too large for a dial-up connection). GPS positions and locations on the 1998 Fair Hill Trail Map are included. Updated Oct 11, 2012


United Way The following United Way codes can be used to designate a donation to The Fair Hill Nature Center. In Maryland: 260, Delaware: 5906, Southern Chester County: please use our Tax ID # 52-1667529, Address: 630 Tawes Drive, Elkton MD 21921

Sign up for our email list. If you would like to receive the latest news by email concerning events held at the Nature Center, send a message to fairhillnature@verizon.net with the subject "Add to list"verizon.net

Normal Hours of Operation
Weekdays from mid-March until mid-June and late-August until the end of November, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Weekdays from mid-June until end of July, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (closed week of July 4th)
Also, during other hours, weekends and other non-open days, Board members and staff who are working at the Center (which is quite often) usually open the doors so the public can visit.

Information for the
Board of Directors

630 Tawes Drive
Elkton, MD 21921

If you have questions, comments or suggestions, email or call (410) 398-4909.
© 2014 Fair Hill Environmental Foundation, Inc.

Last Modified: 9/18/2014

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