The mission of the Sam Wharram Nature Club is:
“to promote an interest in and
love for nature, and
to encourage conservation, preservation and
restoration of natural resources.”
The Club strives to accomplish these goals through education and active involvement in environmental projects in Ashtabula County (Ohio.)
The Club is affiliated with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History through its stewardship of unique, protected natural areas in the county: the Kingsville Sand Barrens, Cathedral Woods, and the Blakeslee-Barrows-Richardson Preserve.
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The Sam Wharram Nature Club, Inc. is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. The club maintains a 501(3) C classification status.
Since that time, the Sam Wharram Nature Club has grown in numbers and activities. The Club owns a 35-acre Nature Reserve in Kingsville with a pavilion and hiking trails. A nature film series is presented at Kent State Ashtabula campus during the winter months, and nature walks are held throughout the year.
The club constructs and sells a variety of bird houses and bird feeders as fund-raising projects, and cooperates with clubs from adjacent counties in their nature activities.
Club membership is open to all persons interested in nature and conservation.