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Building Hours

The Environmental Center is open Tue – Fri from 8am – 4:30pm; Saturday from 11am – 4pm and Sunday from Noon – 4pm.

The trails are open year round, dawn to dusk.

Coming from the south?

Take Highway 41 north to County OO (Northland Ave. Exit #139) exit right (east). Second stoplight -Turn (left) north onto County A (Lynndale Drive).The Preserve entrance is located 1.7 miles from Cty 00 and Cty A intersection on the left side of the road.

Coming from the north?

Take Highway 41 south to Highway 47(Richmond)(right) north. Turn (left) west onto County JJ, then turn (left)south onto County A (Lynndale Drive). The Preserve entrance is located 1 mile from the intersection of Cty JJ and Cty A on the right side of the road.Trails Open During Daylight Hours


Mission of the Preserve

Dedicated to developing a sound environmental ethic in persons of all ages through education, recreation and conservation, while promoting a strong sense of overall wellness and appreciation of nature.


For more than 45 years, Bubolz Nature Preserve has been inspiring generations through great educational programs, recreational spaces, and conservation ethics. Social opportunities abound with wonderful mental and physical wellness attributes. This non-profit environmental preserve is a natural example of why the Fox Valley is a thriving and vibrant place to live, work, and raise a family. With Wisconsin’s beauty and natural landscapes right here in our back yard, it’s an easy place to love.

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 Randy Tuma

Executive Director
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Randy enjoys those irreplaceable memories the Preserve provides, like his son seeing his first fawn.

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Sam Ziepke

Office Manager
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Sam enjoys backpacking and being in the outdoors. A recent graduate of Northland College, an environmental school.

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Kristine Schuetze

Development Manager
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A native of Door County, Kristine loves the beach, kayaking and most anything outdoors.

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Courtney Osenroth

Program Coordinator/Naturalist
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Courtney loves to hike and read in her free time.  She also enjoys seeing the changes each season brings to the Preserve.


Mark Apitz

Caretaker Mark, A.K.A. Camp Guy

Camp Guy encourages everyone to be a caretaker of the environment. He has been known to hug trees… but never Buckthorn! His hobbies include prairie restoration, planting trees, fixing things & motorcycle rides.

President: Dennis N. Hultgren – Environ International

Vice President: John S. Bubolz – Retired

Treasurer: David Savides – Private Wealth Manager, Robert W. Baird & Co.

Secretary: Steve Seifert – Silton, Seifert, Carlson SC

Lee Allinger – Superintendent – Appleton Area School District
Margaret Klose – Thrivent Financial
Bruce Cecka – Professional Land Surveyor
Lisa O’Connor – Team Leader – Guardian Life Insurance Company
Stephanie Duxbury-Weir – Environmental & Risk Manager – SCA Americas
Colleen Martenson – Product Manager – Secura Insurance Company
Natalie  Kohtala – Baker Tilly