There are several ways you can get involved – Donate, Volunteer, or become a Member
Because we are all volunteers, we have no overhead costs. 100% of all donations go directly to supporting our programs whether it buys hot chocolate for the warming hut, new tanks/animal housing for the Nature Center or materials for building projects such as the bird blind observatories. Every penny counts and because of our efforts, we convert pennies into dollars in value. Other ways you can donate is through the Amazon Smile Program and designating Friends as a recipient.
We have activities going on every month that need volunteer help – trail maintenance, assisting park staff with hikes, fish stocking, kids clinics, warming hut docent, kids crafts for holidays and throughout the summer, etc. there is something for everyone and we will help you find a niche that works for you. There are many family friendly opportunities as well – kids under 14 need guardian supervision. You can volunteer one time or many times – you do not need to be a member to volunteer. HOWEVER – we ask if you do come back to please consider joining as a member. You’ll be well informed about upcoming events, we will all benefit from your membership fee and you will have a positive impact to the park and greater community.
Benefits of Becoming a Member
We have many programs that we offer and support that you can volunteer for or participate in at no charge:
- Arts Education
- Bird Watching
- Canoe and Kayak Trips
- Conservation Field Days
- Cross Country Skiing
- Summer Programs in the Nature Center
- Guided Hikes
- Nature Walks
- School Program
In addition, you receive discounts on special programs, (most events are free to Friends members), attend monthly meetings throughout the year, receive email updates and announcements and learn about the rich, natural resource right in our backyard.
There are several membership levels to chose from:
- Individual = $10.00
- Family = $15.00
- Student = $5.00
- Organization = $50.00
- Lifetime (62 yrs. old) = $50.00
If you would like to speak with a current member to get better insight, please fill out the form and we’ll have someone contact you within 48 hours.