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An Opportunity with Endless Benefits....

The I-20 Wildlife Preserve and Jenna Welch Nature Study center has endless benefits to Midland's natural environment and citizens. This project is an example of an active city, its citizens, and nature coexisting in way that is beneficial to all. Preserving 86 acres of playa habitat has become a survival asset to migratory birds and local wildlife at a time when ranch playa vegetation is increasingly destroyed to provide water access to cattle and the future of other playas is unprotected by public title and federal wetland designation.

This project is truly a Midland treasure based on the potential educational, scientific, recreational, and economic eco-tourism benefits it has created. These benefits has touched the lives of nearly every Midland citizen and the thousands of visitors attracted each year.”

How Can You Help This Continue?

If you or your group would like to help out at the preserve with cleanups or other projects, please contact us at any time. We would be glad to set up a time for you to come out and enjoy the preserve while helping it grow. If you need community service hours we are a non-profit organization always looking for help! Contact 432-853-9453.

Administrative - assist with office duties, events, fundraising, and media
Habitat Building - assist with butterfly garden, feeding stations, invasive plant removal, building of new habitat
Tours - assist and lead educational tours for K-12, undergraduate and graduate students and general public
General Maintenance - assist with trail maintenance, trash cleanups, bird blind and hawk observation deck maintenance

Volunteer Application
If you would like to volunteer with us please click on the (PDF), fill out the application and email it to or mail to P.O. Box 2906, Midland TX 79702.


We need your support to keep our programs running!
Please consider a donation to the I-20 Wildlife Preserve

Donate Online: Click on the donate button on the bottom of the page.
Donate by Mail: P.O. Box 2906, Midland TX 79702

I-20 Wish List:
Educational materials: field guides and binoculars - Keep them Coming!
4 Seater golf cart
Backpack blower
500 gal water tank
Water collection tanks for bird blinds
Mark II non-coin operated binocular for hawk tower: $2,500
If you would like to donate products or a service, we would greatly appreciate it! Please contact 432-853-9453

We are a 501 (c) 3 and your donations are tax deductible. If you would like more information regarding our wish list please call 432-853-9453.

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