Welcome To the Mequon Nature Preserve
We’re here to educate and enlighten! We link the landscape to people, giving children and adults an awareness and appreciation of the natural environment through hands-on experiences and free exploration.
We’re unique by nature! With almost a square mile, and over 500 acres of land, our geography includes emerging forests, natural wetlands and a restored prairie. Through our mission of being the guiding example of restoration, we’re returning this urban / suburban area to it’s historical condition, and establishing an environmental conservancy and natural habitat that inspires exploration and cultivates stewardships.
We acknowledge that Mequon Nature Preserve lies on traditional Menominee, Potawatomi, and Ho-Chunk homeland at the division of two watershed systems near the southwest shores of Lake Michigan, part of North America’s largest system of freshwater lakes. On this site, the people of Wisconsin’s Menominee, Ojibwe, Ho-Chunk, Oneida, and Mohican sovereign nations remain present to this day.