Douglas Hart Foudation
2204 DeWitt Avenue E.
Mattoon, IL 61938
Helen Douglas-Hart had a dream of developing a natural area that would reflect the native habitats of east-central Illinois. Her dream became a reality in the late 1960's by planting a 33-acre nature preserve. Today, the Douglas-Hart Nature Center features more than 70 acres of prairie, wetland, and forest habitat. Also, it provides the people of the surrounding communities the unique opportunity to learn about and discover the wonders of nature.
The nature center is owned and maintained by the Douglas-Hart Foundation, and ruled by a Board of Directors. As a non-profit organization, the Douglas-Hart Nature Center receives no tax support.