Friends Group

Friends of Maplewood Nature

This non-profit group of volunteers was formed in 2006 in an effort to support additional programs and projects that tight city budgets can’t. Friends funded the Energy Bike Exhibit, Children’s Nature Play Area, The Priory Interpretive Guide; contributed funds toward the solar panels and display, the Extreme Green Makeover, and co-sponsors special events such as the Halloween Haunt, and Fish Creek Events. Friends are supported by memberships, proceeds from calendar sales and donations.

Consider contributing your talents and abilities as a Friends Board or committee member. The board meets once every 2 months for about 2 hours. People with skills in accounting, fundraising, computer graphics, and writing, to name just a few, are needed. Committees include the photo contest and calendar, publicity and membership.

We continue to invite anyone interested to join the Friends Board to help us keep this organization active. If interested, please contact Jim Beardsley, President, at 651-738-7957, or Ann at the nature center, 651-249-2170. You don’t need any special skills to join - all interest levels and abilities are welcome, provided you have a love of nature and a desire to help us support the nature center to fulfill its mission.

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