The Wilderness Center (TWC) is a nonprofit nature center and land conservancy located near Wilmot, Ohio. TWC’s mission is to connect our community with nature, educate people of all ages, conserve natural resources and practice environmental stewardship.
Located on 629 acres representing four types of ecosystems, the headquarters tract of TWC offers an Interpretive Building with classrooms, exhibits, and offices, an Astronomy Education Building with a planetarium and observatory, and a maintenance building. A lake, pond, prairie, forest, and two streams are accessed by six nature trails. Currently, TWC owns a total of 1,562 acres scattered in Stark, Wayne, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Guernsey, and Holmes counties. Beyond our headquarters, we are protecting nearly 3,000 acres statewide.
TWC has provided nature programs to children and adults since 1964. Our education program provides hands-on, outdoor-based experiences for people of all ages to study and appreciate nature, encouraging enjoyment and responsible stewardship of the natural world. Almost 80,000 people visit TWC each year, with more than 3,200 supporting us as members. We have amazing dedication from our community, as nearly 600 volunteers assist us with the more than 18,000 hours of work annually.
At the start of the new millenium, TWC became “ecopreneurial.” Using the tools of the entrepreneurial community, TWC is able to earn income to support its nonprofit endeavors. Foxfield Preserve is one of these ‘ecopreneurial’ ventures. All proceeds from the sale of burial plots at Foxfield support the programs and operations of TWC.
Other ‘ecopreneurial’ ventures at TWC include:
Please visit wildernesscenter.org for more information on our programs and services.