The Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center, Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 organization which consists of nature-loving adults and children and was established in 1991. The Friends have provided volunteer and financial support for the park, it’s programs and staff ever since.
The Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center Inc. (FANCI) exists to support the staff, programs and the vision of the Ansonia Nature Center.
Please consider becoming a member of the Friends
Click here to download a Friends-Membership-Form
View the Friends Focus spring 2013
Please print, fill out and mail to:
The Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center Inc., (FANCI)
10 Deerfield Lane
Your donation is tax-deductible
Special events such as the annual EARTH DAY CELEBRATION, the AUTUMNFEST and MAPLE FESTIVAL, birthday parties for children with a wildlife theme and the NATURE SHOP garner income. The Friends also maintain the trail system, staff the reception center, provide clerical work, stock and staff the nature shop and write event press releases.
The construction of the Redwing Pond House, a pre-school learning center, and the town’s green public building has been the Friends’ most ambitious undertaking to date. Taking ten years of fundraising and construction, this unique building incorporates roof-integrated photovoltaic panels, geothermal heating and cooling, solar hot water, a trombe wall, and earth friendly landscaping. To foster a love for fresh food and gardening, the Inch by Inch children’s garden is located just across the road.
To learn more about the Redwing Pond House Nature-based Preschool operated by the Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center (FANCI) Contact Jackie at 203 734-7974 or visit the Redwing Pond House website or facebook for more information.