The Friends of the North Pikes Creek Wetlands is a non-profit, grass-roots community organization committed to the protection, enhancement, and educational use of the North Pikes Creek Wetlands.
We encourage you to join us as a member of the Friends of the North Pikes Creek Wetlands. Your membership dollars are used for our mission-driven activities. We hold a popular winter series of presentations on a variety of natural history topics, we partner with the Superior Rivers Watershed Association to monitor the health of North Pikes Creek's waters, and with the US Forest Service to conduct bat counts at the Les Voigt Fish Hatchery under the direction of Brian Heeringa, we offer assistance to classroom teachers with incorporating environmental studies into their curricula, and fund the purchase of materials for classroom projects at the Wetlands, we display educational materials and distribute information at community events, and engage our members in volunteer efforts, such as adopt-a-road cleanup and breeding bird surveys.
Our plans also include enhancing the Community Forest with a parking area that will accommodate a school bus, and a handicapped accessible boardwalk that will make this community resource usable for education and recreation by visitors of all ages and physical abilities.