Public Private Capital Campaign
The NYS State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation has committed $735,000 to rehabilitate and expand the Nature Center structure beginning the Spring of 2016. Upon completion, the Friends of the Nature Center have agreed to assist in the construction of new educational displays and upgrades to the interior design of the building.
Fun, interactive displays, and new museum exhibits will teach, provide entertainment and offer a link between the museum and the Nature Center trails. The Minna Anthony Common Nature Center has educated thousands of eager learners along the Saint Lawrence River for 50 years. We hope that this project will give educators, parents, grandparents and park employees the tools necessary to teach future generations in an interesting and engaging way. With an estimated cost of $1,335,000, the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center needs your support!
Naming Opportunity Fund Raising
This project provides a unique opportunity to show your support by purchasing a brick, wall leaf, or outdoor bench engraved with a message of your choosing. Check our our Winter Video and the descriptions below for more information.
Each Named Brick is 4 inch x 8 inch engraved with your personalized message. Each brick will be placed into a new brick patio in a prominent location at the Nature Center after construction has concluded proudly displaying the generosity of our members. Please join the Friends in our campaign by providing a $150 donation for a named brick. Please fill out the Brick Order Form or contact a MAC staff member to learn more.
Each roughly 2 inch x 4 inch engraved metal Wall Leaf will become part of a roughly 5 foot tall x 6 foot wide "Giving Tree" proudly displaying the many members of the MAC family and their personalized message of support. Please join the Friends in our campaign by providing a $500 donation for a Wall Leaf. Please fill out the Wall Leaf Order Form or contact a MAC staff member to learn more.
We have identified 30 unique sites along the Nature Center trails for new benches. Each bench will be personalized with a 2 inch x 5 inch plaque and made of composite materials requiring little maintenance to ensure a long life expectancy and that fit well within the natural surroundings. Please join the Friends in our campaign by providing a $1,000 donation for an Outdoor Bench. Please fill out the Outdoor Bench Order Form or contact a MAC staff member to learn more.
In addition to the wonderful naming opportunities above we always welcome your financial donations. Please join the Friends in our campaign by donating today. See the Donate Page or a MAC staff member to learn more about how you can support.