Nature Access for All

Your support helps reduce barriers to participation! 

If you want to know what a huge difference one donation can make, read a few love notes from families. These messages make it clear that our Nature Access for All efforts are some of the most important work we do.

Ava Jane howerton memorial fund

In the summer of 2018, Paul Sutera embarked on a 500-mile ride to establish a scholarship fund in memory of Ava Jane Howerton. In Paul’s words:

“This is about keeping Ava’s spirit alive. Even though she is no longer here, her spirit will live on in giving to others.”

JT Lee Memorial Fund

JT Lee loved being outside in nature all year round, especially in winter! He would have loved supporting teen programming connecting them with the natural world and each other. 

Join JT’s partner Heidi and his family and friends in expanding nature education opportunities for teens.

The Lily glidden scholarship fund

Celebrating Lily’s extraordinary life and a way for Lily’s family and friends to carry on her incredible spirit of curiosity, adventure, and love for nature.

The Lily Glidden Scholarship Fund was established in 2015 with support from Steve and Nancy Glidden.


Paul set off on another epic ride for the Ava Jane Howerton Memorial Scholarship Fund. For the past several years, Paul Sutera (AKA Justin’s dad) has dedicated the proceeds of his “Journey of the Heart” bike-ride fundraiser to Ava’s fund. Ava’s fund helps us provide children of all ages with access to the benefits of nature, regardless of their ability to pay. You can read more about Ava Jane on her fund page. Please consider supporting Paul and his ride for kids by clicking the big green button!