Annual Campaign 2017
Each year, the Ney Nature Center provides a wide variety of experiences for people of all ages to interact with nature through our field trip program, general public programming, trail maintenance, and park development. Additional individual donations from our friends like you help sustain the park and benefit the surrounding communities we serve.
The Ney Nature Center can only achieve its goals of raising $10,000.00 with generous donations from members of our community. Can we count on you support of the Ney Nature Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, with a donation to our annual fundraising campaign from now until February 28, 2017?
The Board of Directors has identified these four projects in 2017 to support with annual campaign donations:
Working with a local Eagle Scout candidate, the Ney Nature Center plans to install a butterfly house for summer interpretation of MN’s many butterflies, milkweed and Monarch education, and providing an up-close experience that inspires visitors to actively protect butterflies and their habitat in Minnesota.
Cedar Shingles for 1850’s Ney Log Cabin
As restoration work on the Ney Homestead continues, funds are needed to purchase cedar shingles to be installed on the Ney Log Cabin in the spring.
Working within our masterplan we hope to develop a playscape, designed and themed specifically for the Ney Nature Center. Funds will be used to begin the planning process for designing this amazing outdoor area of play for children visiting the Ney Nature Center.
Bluebird Banding Program
Expanding upon our years of Bluebird conservation, which includes building bluebird houses with students and monitoring and reporting the bluebirds nesting and hatching within the park, funds towards this project will be used for bird banding training, the purchase of equipment, and expenses that are needed to launch a yearly program to band all the nestlings hatched within the Ney Nature Center’s current Bluebird houses.
Thank you in advance for your generosity. Online donations can be made through our our online Sguare Store by clicking here.
An Annual Campaign Donation Form can be downloaded and mailed with your donation to the Ney Nature Center, PO Box 93, Henderson MN 56044 or dropped off at our office Monday – Friday 9am to 4pm. Your donation will be recognized in our newsletter and annual report. Feel free to honor or memorialize a special person in your life by filling out the Annual Campaign form.
Ney Nature Center Tribute Giving
The Nature Center accepts monetary donations in any amount to honor or memorialize an individual. Both the recipient and donor will be acknowledged. We will notify your special person or that person’s family with a card or letter informing them of your tribute gift. Donations of $500 or more will be recognized on a plaque located within the Ney Nature Center’s Education Building.
Commemorative Pollinator Garden: Donations to honor or memorialize an individual given to the Commemorative Pollinator Garden will be used to purchase native plants specific to butterflies, bees and other insects that rely on such plants to survive, build and maintain the pollinator garden and provide continued support to the programming used to educate about pollinators.
Ney Nature Center’s Wish List: Purchasing or making a monetary donation towards equipment and teaching tools listed on the Ney Nature Center’s wish list is a great way to honor or memorialize a loved one.
To honor that special someone now, use our donation form. For more information regarding the Tribute Gift Program, please contact Becky Pollack at 507-248-3474.
Our Wish List
The Ney Nature Center would love donations of cross country skis, boots, skates, and snow shoes to expand the available accommodations for our guests. If there is something not on the list that you’d like to donate, give us a call and we will let you know if we can use that specific item.
We are also looking for:
- 5 gallon buckets with lids
- 1″ three ring binders
- Allen wrenches
- Black oil sunflower bird seed
- Butter churn
- CD player
- Gas grill
- Golf umbrellas
- Ice cream buckets
- Label maker
- Nature books
- Open reeled measuring tapes
- Plastic sleds
- Power tools and hand tools
- School supplies: pencils, glue sticks, markers, staplers, tape, plain pocket folders, etc…
- Skinny tape measures
- Small critter cages
- Youth sized waders
- Cash donations to purchase any of the above.