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Like the birds, we are always careful to build a stong nest and we are looking for the best materials to build our nest with. nest.jpgThat's why we appreciate donations year around. You don't have to wait for a special holiday, we will always carefully nurture and protect your investment in FENCE so it will continue to grow and serve its mission now and into the future. Click here to donate today. Thank You!


FENCE Nature Center

FENCE offers 384 acres of hardwood forest, meadow, and wetland for hikers, birdwatchers, gardeners, astronomers. Our entire property is protected by a conservation easement, so it will always be available for future generations. During the school year, some eight thousand elementary and junior high school students join our Project FENCE natural history curriculum.

FENCE TROT Program

FENCE is proud to offer TROT, a therapeutic riding program teaching horsemanship skills to adults and children with physical, developmental and cognitive challenges in a safe, friendly and supportive environment.

FENCE Equestrian Center

The FENCE Equestrian Center has gained a reputation as one of the finest facilities of its kind in the Southeast. With permanent stabling for over 300 horses in eleven barns, all-weather footing in three lighted showrings (including a covered arena), on-site parking and spectator seating, the Equestrian Center hosts events in all disciplines year-round.

Upcoming Events
Free Astronomy/star viewing The Foothills Astronomical Society and FENCE invite you to star gaze, and learn about astronomy. These programs are set to begin at sunset. You are encouraged to stay as long as you’d like! Don’t have much knowledge about astronomy? No problem, we have astronomers that are very informative and eager to help you learn more about space!! Jun 03, 2016 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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A FREE walk on the wild side with Carlton Burke Carlton Burke will be visiting FENCE and leading a nature hike on the property. Meet at the FENCE nature center for a guided hike with local naturalist, Carlton Burke. He brings along much expertise! This hike will focus on all things encountered along the way. Jun 04, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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High Flyer Dog Agility Jun 11, 2016 - Jun 12, 2016

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Free Monarch Butterfly Talk Walk Local Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist, Joyce Pearsall, will visit FENCE to discuss Monarch Butterflies and their importance to the environment. Jun 11, 2016 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

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Beginner Horse Camp AGES [8 – 12] [8:30-12:30] $175.00 SESSION LEARN THE BASICS OF HORSE CARE, WHICH WILL INCLUDE GROOMING, TACKING, AND HORSE SAFETY. ALSO LEARN HOW TO MOUNT, DISMOUNT, WALK AND TROT Limited to 25 Campers Jun 13, 2016 - Jun 17, 2016

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Recent News
FENCE is looking for a Development Manager : The Development Manager creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising which may include major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitation, and in-kind resources. If interested please send resume to admin@fence.org Read more…
The Special Help FENCE Receives : The Foothills Equestrian Nature Center is grateful to the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation for its continued support year after year to help maintain FENCE with operating monies. These funds allow us to better fulfill our mission to benefit our community. The Board of Directors, staff, and our volunteers appreciate one of our founding fathers, Dave Kirby, for his generosity to FENCE and the work of the Polk County Community Foundation. Read more…
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