Cochran Mill
Nature Center
Supporting the Center

There are many ways to support Cochran Mill Nature Center!  Find the solution that best suits you listed below.


Cochran Mill Nature Center is a private, non-profit organization. We rely on private donations in order to operate. Your donation will help us with operating expenses such as funding education programs for children and adults, presenting Special Events to the public and rehabilitating wildlife that come through our doors. You can also designate your donation for a specific purpose, like a summer camp scholarship or wildlife exhibit. Give us a call today at 770-306-0914, or you can mail your donation to:

Cochran Mill Nature Center
P.O. Box 911
Fairburn, GA 30213

Online credit card donations:



Baby Season is here. Lots of caring indivduals will be calling asking if we can help care for the
they found. We need help answering the phone calls, getting the proper papers signed when
animals are brought to us, and help feeding the baby squirrels. If you have 4 hours/one day
a week---we need you! Just complete the below volunteer application and tell us,
"I want to help with Baby Season". 



Do you enjoy helping out? Are you an animal lover? Is there a specific talent you'd like to use for the Center's advancement? Feeding animals, teaching students, planting gardens, serving on the Board of Directors, & fundraising are just some of the jobs you can fill as a volunteer. The main log cabin lodge was built with volunteer labor, and these generous folks continue to be instrumental in the operation of the Center.

Interested in volunteering?

Please fill out a Volunteer Application. You can submit your application online, fax it to 770-306-8463, or print it out and mail it to:

Cochran Mill Nature Center
Volunteer Application
P.O. Box 911
Fairburn, GA 30213

Volunteer Application


Already a CMNC volunteer? Submit your volunteer hours online!

Volunteer Work Hours Form




Volunteer of the Year

Cathy Kimbrel 


Past Volunteers of the Year


2017 Volunteers of the Month
























Cochran Mill Nature Center relies on funds from people like you to continue to operate and provide wonderful environmental education experiences and wildlife rehabilitation services to our community. Becoming a member of CMNC is one of the easiest ways you can financially contribute to the nature center. 

A CMNC membership lasts 365 days and there are several different levels to choose from. All levels of membership entitle you to free admission, discounts on store purchases and annual events like the Spring Festival, Bat Night, Halloween Hayride and Snake Day Festival. Members will also receive our seasonal newsletter, The Millstone, and an invitation to our Annual Meeting. Those with a Family Membership or higher enjoy additional benefits such as discounts on Homeschool Programs, Nature Birthday Parties and Summer Camp. Join today and come see your donation at work.


Interested in becoming a CMNC Member?

Please fill out a   Membership Application.   

You can submit your application online, fax it to us at 770-306-8463, or print it out and mail it to:

Cochran Mill Nature Center
Volunteer Application
P.O. Box 911
Fairburn, GA 30213


Cochran Mill Nature Center recognizes and thanks the following contributors for their generous support:

Ampel Co
Ashton & Rita Ritchie
Fulton County Board of Commissioners

GreyStone Power Corporation
AT&T Pioneers
Betty and Ray Hannah
Bobbie and Tony Laminack
Christine and Dieter Franz
Dr. Gayle Lesser
Georgia Power Foundation
Hannah Foundation, Inc.
Lindsey and Chuck Johnson
Maribeth and Ted Wansley
Mark and Helen Prater
Tom and Karen Reed
Kreative Kidz
Lawrence Reed
Pamela and Edwin Daniell
Thomas H. Lanier Foundation
Tim and Nancy Williams
Vicky and Mike Smith
Whitewater High School

Note: We are a private non-profit 501(C) (3) organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


Wish List 

 If you would like to help the Nature Center by donating items, we are in need of...

  • Acorns
  • Cordless Drill
  • Picnic Tables
  • Garden Hoses
  • Web Design
  • Vehicle (to transport staff and animals to schools for program)
  • Native plants for planting
  • PetPals/animal carriers
  • AA batteries
  • SImple hand tools - rakes, shovels, hoes, hand-held manual clippers, brooms
  • Home Depot or Lowes gift cards
  • Petsmart or Petco gift cards
  • Event Sponsors *

*See the below Sponsor section for details



Sponsorship opportunities abound at Cochran Mill Nature Center.  Individuals, organizations and businesses alike may choose to sponsor any of the following:

Sponsoring an event will put your company's name in front of hundreds of potential customers while showing your support of environmental education, wildlife rehabilitation and the local community 

Summer camp programs rely on rental vehicles, education supplies, scholarships and seasonal staff in order to create a fun and stimulating experience for children. Consider sponsoring a van rental or provide a scholarship for a camper that could otherwise not attend a camp program. 

Our environmental education programs are in need of sponsors for school bus and programming fees for low income schools. So many children do not have the opportunity to enjoy environmental education at our Nature Center because of the cost.

Please consider Cochran Mill Nature Center for your gift of sponsorship!

If you would like more information on sponsoring please fill out and submit our online Sponsor Form or call Terri Clark, Executive Director, Cochran Mill Nature Center at 770-306-0914.

Support Those That Support CMNC

We are so very fortunate to have the support of these wonderful businesses and non-profit organizations.  Please consider supporting these ventures! 

Sweetwater Creek Animal Hospital - Lithia Springs, GA

Dr. Justin Verner, DVM


Veterinary Clinic West - Marietta, GA

Dr. Brad Wilson, DVM


Danforth Tree Specialists, Inc. - Palmetto, GA

Philip Danforth


One More Generation

A non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of endangered species. Their goal is to ensure all endangered species survive at least One More Generation...and beyond.

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 Cochran Mill Nature Center

6300 Cochran Mill Road    Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268  

Phone: (770)306-0914      Email: