Established 2017 The Rieck Center for Habitat Studies started with a gift. In 1972, Anne Rieck graciously donated 54 acres of diverse habitat near Arlington to the Hancock County Humane Society. For 20 years the facility served as a shelter to homeless animals before becoming a habitat study center in 1992. In June 2007 it was sold to the University of Findlay, which continues to manage the property for education and research. The Rieck Center offers a unique experience for local students studying environmental education as well as space for leisurely activities like hiking, bird watching and fishing. In the future, the Center hopes to expand its community program offerings. This fund will help sustain, maintain and manage the habitat at the Rieck Center as well as support educational programs for students and the public.