• 3D Archery Competition – July 22

    Come enjoy a fun filled day at the MacKenzie Center. Come compete or just enjoy archery related activities.

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  • Bison in Wisconsin

    Friends of MacKenzie

    We come together as volunteers to promote and share environmental education in Wisconsin by supporting education programs in the Poynette area.

    The Friends of MacKenzie is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization. Memorials, gifts, bequests and other donations greatly help us fulfill our mission.

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  • Volunteer at Maple Fest


    We are people just like you who have the desire to give part of themselves to a worthwhile cause. It is fun, educational and hard work at times, but the rewards are great!

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  • Red Fox in Snow


    Educational events are the heart of what we do. Throughout the year we host fun events for children and families that teach science, history, and environmental stewardship.


Friends help in so many ways. We…

Support the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in the operation of the MacKenzie Center.

Offer scholarships to schools to help offset the rising costs associated with field trips to the center, such as transportation, food, etc.

Volunteer thousands of hours each year with a multitude of tasks; woodcutting, maple program, volunteer teaching, lawn care, snow removal, and more!

Upcoming Events

  1. An Afternoon with Wildlife

    July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  2. Friends Board Meeting

    July 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  3. MacKenzie Outdoor Skills Day Camp

    July 17 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. MacKenzie Outdoor Skills Day Camp

    July 18 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


Sign up for the Sugarbush Gazette, the Friends of MacKenzie newsletter.

Donate to help us spread environmental awareness in Wisconsin

Where to find us

  • Friends of MacKenzie
  • W7303 County Highway CS & Q
  • Poynette, WI 53955
  • 608-635-8103

Business Hours

  • Monday to Sunday
  • 10 am to 4 pm