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General Information

School programs at WEEC serve students and teachers from Decatur City Schools, IVXP's partner in the development of the center. Information regarding scheduling a school field trip for those school groups can be found on the Field Trip Information web page.  Programs geared for the general public and/or for IVXP employees and their families are held at various times of the year and will be posted on the WEEC calendar 

Individuals and/or public groups such as garden clubs, scout troops, birders, etc., and other area private, parochial, or home school groups who wish to use the trails within IVXP's Wildlife Habitat are asked to contact Keith Barnes, IVXP Wildlife Committee Chairperson, at 256-340-5200. 

Visitors should also refer to the Regulations section on the Visitor's Guide page and Visitor FAQs for additional information. As the Homeland Security alert level changes, the availability of the habitat for public use also changes.  Horses, motorized vehicles of any kind, and bicycles are not allowed on the trails or anywhere within the habitat. Hunting and fishing within the habitat are prohibited. Parking for visitors is available at the environmental center.


Visitors to the habitat are encouraged to practice good stewardship of the environment while enjoying the gifts of nature. There are benches and picnic tables located along the trails for visitor use and convenience. In keeping with our goal of "vanishing without a trace," visitors are requested to properly dispose of trash if the picnic tables are used.