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Friends of Old Quarry Nature Center, Inc.

The Friends of Old Quarry Nature Center is currently supported by a diverse network of dedicated individuals who volunteer their time and talents to the maintenance of Old Quarry Nature Center.

Under the guidance of the Conservation Commission of the City of Danbury, we are a non-profit organization. Our Director makes monthly reports on our needs and progress to the Conservation Commission. While we receive no direct funding from the State, United Way or the City, the City helps us maintain access to funding. We are run entire by a small volunteer board of the Friends of Old Quarry Nature Center, Inc.

Volunteer Board:

    Director

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    Secretary and Treasurer

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    Associate Directors


Dr. David Gropper
Dr. Thomas Worden


Statement of Purpose and Mission:

The purpose of the Friends of Old Quarry Nature Center, Inc., as a non-profit organization, is to:

 assist the Conservation Commission of the City of Danbury in their role of management of open spaces by providing sound ecological and recreational objectives and strategies, and

 facilitate the creation and operation of an outdoor learning laboratory for the general public by conducting environmental education programs.


Our mission with the Old Quarry Nature Center is to:

 preserve and protect our eighty acres for passive enjoyment recreation as a "forever-wild" open space, keeping its quarries, groves, wetlands and streams in their original state, as well as providing safe access for the public and educational groups;

 provide healthy hiking opportunities that correspond to the exercise and fitness needs of all types of individuals and organizations for physical and spiritual renewal; and

 supply the community a local environmental science center to be used as an indoor & outdoor lab for public, private and home school programs, along with adult awareness and educational programs.


The Old Quarry Nature Center is under the auspices of the Conservation Commission of the City of Danbury.  We welcome your comments and suggestions.  Call 860 354-7592 for information.

Mail can be sent to:

     Friends of Old Quarry Nature Center
     c/o Conservation Commission
     155 Deer Hill Avenue
     Danbury, CT 06810



The Old Quarry Nature Center is proud to be
a part of The Danbury Community Network.
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