Coronavirus Status

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the ALEC is closed until further notice.

TRAILS AT THE AELC AND SAND HILLS RECREATION AREA ARE OPEN AND TRAIL FEES ARE BEING WAIVED. Unfortunately, the center, bathrooms and campground must remain closed.  We are also unable to rent equipment, such as kayaks and GPS units, at this time. Please take this time to explore our trails, practice social distancing on the trails, enjoy your visit and stay healthy!

About Us

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How We're Helping

How We're Helping

How We're Helping

We are a community-based organization focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place. With the help of our dedicated volunteers and staff, we organize fundraisers, fun community-building events, and exciting interactive programs for area youth.

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Get Involved

How We're Helping

How We're Helping

Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

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Thank You

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

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Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

We would love to see you at the Nature Center. Come enjoy nature through physical activity such as walking through our many trails or using our rental services.

Click below to see what dates we have available!