There are lots of ways to help…

  • Make a single or recurring donation on our Individuals page. You can use paypal or a credit card.
  • Businesses can sponsor us at Business Sponsorship page.
  • To make a donation offline: Make your check payable to San Juan Resource Conservation & Development Council (our fiscal sponsor), put “Nature Center” on the memo line, and mail it to:

    San Juan RC&D
    PO Box 1006
    Durango, CO 81302

  • You will receive a donation receipt that may be used for income tax purposes.

There are lots of reasons to help…

The Nature Center at Butler Corner is a natural wildlife and plant life rich environment that offers a unique experience to school groups, organizations and all visitors. Your donation or sponsorship will help secure the Nature Center’s future and expansion. We are launching a capital campaign to raise funding to build our Visitor Center which will features areas form teaching classes and housing exhibits, a small library and a storage area for equipment that can be checked out (snowshoes, binoculars, magnifying glasses, plant, bird and animal identification guides, etc). The building and exhibits will be designed to help visitors experience the range of different habitats, plants and wildlife and encourage exploration of our trails. We envision our Visitor Center providing a venue for local schools to meet state and local outdoor learning standards and offering a broad array of enrichment activities that will complement regular academic programs. Our vision includes formal and informal instruction and guidance; programs aimed at helping visitors establish a connection with nature. Out programs and Visitor Center will help make the outdoors relevant, exciting and fun.

Also in our plans are building an authentic, old-fashioned one-room school house, restoring a tree house that was built when founder, Kathie Butler was a child, adding more birdhouses, a picnic area with tables, a star-gazing platform, more hiking trails and a Story Trail!

Please join us as we begin this exciting expansion of the Nature Center at Butler Corner. For more information, please email or call 970 882-4593.