Elkhart Environmental Center, Elkhart

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The Elkhart Environmental Center is an environmental education facility that was established in 1991. Since then it has served the citizens of the City of Elkhart by presenting environmental education programs to school-age students, offering public programs and workshops on environmental topics, and participating in restoration projects throughout the City of Elkhart.

The Elkhart Environmental Center was once the Lusher Avenue Garbage Dump. Through the efforts of the Mayor's Office, The City's Public Works and Utilities, the University of Notre Dame and Elkhart Community Schools a plan was put in place to convert the dump into an environmental education park. The site was clay capped and restoration began. There is still 30 acres of garbage 15-20 ft. deep under the grounds of the Environmental Center.

In 1991 the Martin Foundation, a charitable division of NIBCO, generously donated funds for the construction of a log cabin education center.
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  • We were in Elkhart on our way to Milwaukee. Stopped here to see if there were any birds around. Lady at the center was very nice and helpful and told us of another place to visit. Had a nice walk, but...  more »
  • My kids and I went on our own after various field trips at school. It was a fun, learning experience that got them outdoors in the great, wide open. There were all kinds of wildlife visible that we do...  more »
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  • It is a place to walk trails. But there isn't that far to walk. It's pretty and well-maintained.
  • They have a good hiking trails

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