City of Auburn Renews Fund Allocation

The City of Auburn has renewed its $50,000 fund allocation for the Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve, a community outreach program of Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. According to the funding agreement, the city is providing the allocation to support the programs, upkeep and maintenance of the preserve for the use of Auburn residents.

Spanning more than 120 acres, the preserve features more than five miles of trails through various habitats, educational displays and signage, a nature playground, an amphitheater and pavilion space for programs. The preserve plans to use the city’s allocation to help offset the cost of operations and maintenance needed to support its 20,000+ annual visitors.

“We are so happy the City of Auburn’s leadership voted to renew this funding.” said Jennifer Lolley, outreach administrator at the preserve. “This allocation demonstrates the City’s ongoing commitment to partner with Auburn University to provide ample green space and environmental education resources for our community.”

The Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve was established in 1993 by a gift of land from Louise Kreher Turner and Frank Allen Turner and is managed as a not-for-profit under the Auburn University Foundation.

For more information concerning the fund allocation or programs, contact Jennifer Lolley, Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve, (334) 844-8091, (preserve@auburn.edu) or Jessica Nelson, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, (334) 844-9248, (jsn0002@auburn.edu).