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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. 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
FENCE Closed in Observation of Memorial Day May 29, 2017 12:00 AM - 11:55 PM

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Wellness Walking Wednesdays Wellness Walking is a weekly event incorporating physical activity into your weekly routine has proven to benefit your health by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, reducing risk of heart disease and stroke, and increasing mental well-being. Come out and enjoy a relaxing morning in nature, meet new people and form a healthy habit. This group is free and open to all ages. May 31, 2017 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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Wellness Walking Wednesdays FENCE is happy to announce the formation of a new group to promote a healthy lifestyle. Wellness Walking Wednesdays is a weekly event incorporating physical activity into your weekly routine has proven to benefit your health by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, reducing risk of heart disease and stroke, and increasing mental well-being. Come out and enjoy a relaxing morning in nature, meet new people and form a healthy habit with Americorps member Michael McClure. This group is free and open to all ages—simply show up at the main office at FENCE. May 31, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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FREE Yoga FENCE will be offering a free yoga series on Friday mornings held in the FENCE great room. The yoga classes are lead by local instructor Rhonda Giles. All ages and yoga enthusiasts of all levels are welcome. Attendees are encouraged to bring a water bottle to the class. Yoga mats will be available for use. These classes are made possible by the free community event grant at Polk County Community Foundation. Jun 02, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Mountain Laurel Hike at FENCE Jun 03, 2017 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM

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Horse Trials Updates : If you are competing in the upcoming Horse Trials on April 15th and 16th and need to check on the staus of your entry please continue on the the Equestrian icon at the top of the home page. Read more…
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