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Ankeny Nature Center News


This page will provide you with all of the most up-to-date news on planning for the potential of a nature center at Ankeny Hill

  • Ankeny Hill Overlook: Future Home of a Nature Center?

    Common Yellowthroat

    In case you haven't heard, Ankeny Hill Overlook is the proposed future site of a nature center, in partnership with Salem Audubon and the Friends of the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex.  Lead partner, Salem Audubon, provided a project overview and update here.

  • Draft Environmental Assessment

    School bus drawing

    It's still early in the process but we have been working on our due diligence, doing our homework to know whether or not this is a project that is possible in this location. A draft Environmental Assessment was prepared (see link below).  We held a public comment period and hosted a public meeting in Salem on November 3rd.  More information and a Record of Decision will be out soon.  For more information on this project, also visit our partner's website, the Salem Audubon Society webpage

    Draft EA is available here

  • Ankeny Nature Center Neighbor and Community Meeting

    Pacific Tree Frog

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Neighbor Information Meeting

    Neighbors and friends were invited to learn about the proposed Nature Center at Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge and the ecosystems, species, and habitats of the Willamette Valley. We invite your continued participation so we can best plan for the programs, facilities, and site amenities to be located at the Nature Center. Folks visited with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services staff, Salem Audubon Society, Friends of the Willamette Valley Refuge, and architect Aron Faegre and landscape architect Maureen Raad, to learn about the Refuge and share their dreams and ideas for the new Center. Contact us with any questions:

Last Updated: Dec 05, 2016
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