Our mission is to cultivate appreciation, understanding and stewardship of our natural and local heritage through environmental education and sanctuary preservation.

Vision statement

Our Vision is to further develop Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum as a regional socioeconomic resource attracting students, nature enthusiasts, biologists, families, and tourists. We strive to be the premier destination for visitors to embrace and experience the value of the natural world. Through this, we will achieve our goal of responsible environmental education to the surrounding communities to better understand the implications of our actions on our diverse ecosystem.