Elkhart Environmental Center


The Elkhart Environmental Center is an environmental education facility that opened in 1991 on a remediated city dump. It has over 66 acres of dedicated trails, prairie grass, wetlands, and riverfront. The Center offers educational programs & events, field trips, and volunteer opportunities for the public. 

Programs & Events
Programs & Workshops   Events


Volunteer Opportunities

What's New
2019 EEC Annual Report
Check out our summary of our goals and accomplishments for 2019.
Environmental Moment
Catch EEC Supervisor, Jamison Czarnecki, on Froggy 102.7 FM for our new segment: "Environmental Moment"! Click here for more information about the topics that Jamison covers on air.

Quarterly Newsletter

Our Winter Newsletter is here! Click the link above to read the latest on our past and upcoming programming and volunteer opportunities!

Upcoming Visitor Center Closings
The EEC Visitor's Cabin will be closed on the following city holidays:

  • Monday, February 17 (Presidents' Day)
  • Friday, April 10 (Good Friday)
  • Tuesday, May 5 (Election Day)
However, our trails are open dawn to dusk, every day, so feel free to park at the gate and walk in!


Trail Adoptions for 2020 areenjoy walking our trails, why not adopt one? Learn more at the link above!

January Date TBD
Help us plan the 25th EnviroFest! Come learn how you can make your mark on the region's largest environmental festival!

Specialty Projects

Want to make a lasting, positive impact at the EEC? Do you have professional skills/experience that you would like to share? Check out our special legacy projects!

Master Plan

The EEC Master Plan is now available! Community members and representatives worked with Troyer Group to map out the next 5-10 years for the EEC! It features plans for enhancing the site, strategic partnerships, and the development of new programs. Check it out and let us know your thoughts!

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  • Celebrate EnviroFest Saturday, August 3
    Monday, July 22, 2019
    Looking for something fun to do this summer? Join the Elkhart Environmental Center (EEC) as they host their 24th annual EnviroFest on Saturday, August 3 from noon to 6:00 p.m.
  • Solarize Elkhart Initiative aims to make solar easy and affordable
    Monday, July 08, 2019
    The Elkhart Environmental Center (EEC) is inviting residents to participate in an educational workshop aimed at making solar energy both easy and affordable. The workshop – specifically geared towards home and business owners – follows an increasing number o...
  • Elkhart’s summer event season off to an exciting start
    Wednesday, July 03, 2019
    The City of Elkhart’s busy summer event season is in full swing, attracting an estimated 32,000 participants and/or spectators thus far.