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November and December Announcements

Don’t forget membership support is vital to Sarett Nature CenterThe nature center staff provides quality environmental programs to over 25,000 school age children each year and we need your support.  The nature center is a 1000 acre wildlife sanctuary with over 8 miles of maintained walking and skiing trails.  Sarett provides weekend programs including guest speakers, naturalist led hikes and nature programs.  If you have not renewed your membership for 2017, please take time to do so.  Your membership support keeps the trails maintained, the building opened, staffed and available to school groups and to the general public. We need your membership support.   Thank you to all who have joined and renewed your membership too!

BARN PARTY, 2017.  The Barn Party was another success. The evening brought out close to 100 members and friends to the event and to support Sarett and learn about the past year’s programs. Thank you for all of your donations of auction items, appetizers, desserts, beverages, jams and all the wonderful volunteers who worked to make this event special.  All proceeds are designated for Sarett’s Environmental Education Programs.  A sincere thank you to all who helped make this event a big success.

COUNTRY FAIR, 2017.  Thank you for making the country fair a great day. Although the weather was less than perfect a large crowd turned out. A big thank you to all the volunteer workers, we could never do this day without you.  A big thank you to all the Sarett members and friends who donated rummage, baked goods, jams, jellies, pickles and produce . A special thanks to Gary Zick for brats, Gundersen Orchards for apples, Julie Koch for jam, and Bonnie Tibbitts for making pies. Over $3,000 was raised for Sarett’s Environmental Programs.

HALLOWEEN TRAIL.  October 28, Saturday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  Younger children can start their journey along the trail anytime between 6:30 and 7:15 pm. The older, more adventurous kids can try the dark trail between 7:30 and 8:30 pm. Volunteers and staff will be on hand to help you discover wild creatures and fun activities along the lighted trail. Snacks and crafts will be inside. $5/person and bring a flashlight. Call for more information 269-927-4832. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

MEMORIALS have been received in memory of Margaret Klos, Clara Neuman, Lester Page, and Margaret Rose.

 2018 NATURAL HISTORY TRIPS.  Sarett naturalists are planning adventures for 2018.  These are the trips we will be working on:  Northern Florida, Spring Wildflowers at Turkey Run State Park, Kayaking Up North Weekend, Alaska, Badlands/Black Hills, Ontario—Killarney, Algonquin and French River areas, and Southern Africa. For 2019, we are already looking at Baja, Yellowstone and Iceland.  Let us know if you are interested in any of our trips and we will send a complete itinerary when it is ready.  Looking forward to traveling with you.


We have expanded our equipment so there is a great set of skis for everyone. Cost for members is $7/adult and $4/children and cost for nonmembers is $10/adult and $5/children.

Alternatively, snowshoes can be a great way to get out in the winter too. Cost is $5/person plus any admission fees.