Become a Member!

The Watershed Nature Center is owned by the City of Edwardsville and managed by the Nature Preserve Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization. Your tax deductible contribution goes directly to programs and initiatives that support our mission of education, restoration, and recreation.  All donations to Nature Preserve Foundation will now count towards Membership Levels at the Watershed. Give the gift of Nature to yourself, a loved one, and the community with a donation today! 

Membership Levels: 

Individual Membership:


First notification of Watershed events, classes and programs
Member only events
10% discount on Facility Rentals
10% discount on Watershed Merchandise
$10 Student (with ID) Membership Gift
$25 Individual Membership Gift
$15 Senior Membership Gift

Family Membership:


First notification of Watershed events, classes and programs
Family Members Only events
10% discount on Facility Rentals
10% discount on Watershed Merchandise
$50 Family Membership Gift

Sustaining Membership:


Full Member benefits
Recognition in print and online materials
Annual Thank you Gift
$120 membership gift annually in monthly installments of $10 a month

Sustaining Family Membership:


Full Family Membership benefits
Recognition in print and online materials
Annual Thank you Gift
$240 membership gift annually in monthly installments of $20 a month

Prairie Guardian:


Gifts of $500-$999
Full Sustaining Membership Benefits
Breakfast or Lunch and tour of watershed with Master Naturalist or other special guest or speakers

Watershed Steward:


Gifts of $1,000-$4,999
Full Prairie Guardian Benefits
Unique gift created by local artists inspired by the flora or fauna of the Watershed 

White Oak Ambassador:


Gifts of $5,000- and up
Full Watershed Steward Benefits
Custom benefit package individually designed by Watershed staff

John and Catherine Kendall Society:


Preserve and protect the Watershed Nature Center for future generation by remembering us in your will. Estate gifts or bequests leave a lasting legacy, much like the gift that the Kendall’s gave to the city of Edwardsville.

Tribute and Honor Giving:


Recognize an important person in your life, honor a special event, anniversary, or remember a loved one. Recognition in print and online materials
with your personal tribute or remembrance.