Where passion meets purpose
Our staff, supporters, and volunteers feel it – a deep passion for nature that drives our efforts to protect and share this special 1,200 acre nature preserve. We are the voice for wildlife, the energy behind amazing summer camps, and a breath of fresh air amid the hustle of Kimball Junction.
Land is restored
Each year, Swaner Staff and volunteers spend thousands of hours on the preserve improving wetlands, researching fish populations, removing invasive plants, and more. Volunteers help us complete critical work that repairs land from livestock grazing back to wetland refuge. This work captures carbon, mitigates climate change, and restores wildlife habitat.
Youth discover nature
Kids love to be outside, and Swaner Educators create experiences for children to explore, discover, and learn outdoors. Swaner's summer camps, afterschool programs, and field trips learn on the preserve, get dirty, and form lifelong memories in nature. Campers graduate and return as teen camp counselors to share their knowledge with future generations.
And environmental knowledge grows
Swaner isn't just for kids and families. University professors give guest lectures about drought and wildfire, adults learn about Park City's flora and fauna on guided walks and snowshoe tours. Swaner programs go local with pollinator gardens, Utah wines, and Master Naturalist classes, and dive into far-away wonders like sloths with visiting exhibitions such as this fall's Survival of the Slowest.
If you are passionate about these priorities, support Swaner with a gift today. Small or large – they’re all important! Your donation not only helps fund this work – but your gift *of any size* helps us win a place on the Live PC Give PC Leaderboard!
We have $28,000 in matching grants!
100% of your donation will be matched by one of these grants. Help us meet the match today!
Swaner Preserve permanently protects 1,200 acres of open space including 10 miles of the lower Glenwild trail system, a historic farm, valuable wetlands, 8 miles of streams, and diverse wildlife habitat for over 40 species of wildlife and 150 birds!
At Swaner, we provide field trips and summer camps to over 3,500 youth and host over 14,000 visitors in our museum-style exhibit hall each year. We also keep learning alive for all generations by providing community events, lectures and guided nature walks.