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


Be a part of our annual Elkhart River Clean Up! We'll be leading 2 groups (1 by canoe, 1 by foot) up the river collecting litter.

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Catch EEC Supervisor, Jamison Czarnecki, on Froggy 102.7 FM for our new segment: "Environmental Minute"! Click here for more information about the topics that Jamison covers on air.

Green Office Workshop 

Enjoy lunch and learn how to lower the impact of your work space!

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

  • Tuesday, November 5 (Election Day)
  • Monday, November 11 (Veteran's Day)
  • Thursday, November 28 (Thanksgiving)
  • Friday, November 29 (Thanksgiving)

Our trails are open dawn to dusk, every day.

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.