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Imagine with us...

Imagine having 35 acres of beautiful pristine land in the heart of a city. Imagine being able to escape the pavement and stoplights, the cars and crowds, finding respite in a peaceful forest filled with wildlife. Imagine the Columbia Nature Sanctuary with us. It's Our Wild Nature is dedicated to preserving 35 acres in the heart of Columbia, Missouri. We are a group of concerned individuals who believe that one of the most important parts of existing is connecting with the earth.We are striving to preserve a precious,

gorgeous piece of land in the heart of Columbia, Missouri

By purchasing and conserving this land we will be able to provide people with a unique and wonderful space in which they would be able to be immersed in a completely natural environment walking on a natural grass path connecting with the Earth. At the same time we would be conserving a piece of land which has been untouched for decades and helping keep an important watershed from being polluted by development. We want to save the forest from developers. Our spirits need these kind of places.

Come join us on the Butterfly Trail ... Or perhaps choose the path to the forest...

"Each town should have a park, or rather a primitive forest, of five hundred or a thousand acres, where a stick should never be cut for fuel, a common possession forever, for instruction and recreation. We hear of cow-commons and ministerial lots, but we want men-commons and lay lots, inalienable forever. Let us keep the New World new, preserve all the advantages of living in the country..." [Journal, 15 October 1859]

Henry David Thoreau.

We are citizens committed to preserving the vision of Henry David Thoreau by facilitating the purchase and protection of this land to foster an ethic of environmental stewardship and social responsibility to be used for education, conservation, and meditation.

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