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January/February 2018 Announcements

DON’T FORGET!  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 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.

 ROTARY GRANT.  The St. Joseph-Benton Harbor Rotary Club Foundation provided us with the means to add a new raptor cage, buy some needed raptor supplies and redo our Interactive and Imagination Room. Look for two new Great Horned Owls and a Broad-winged Hawk coming soon and watch for some neat changes happening in the play room.

PAY ONLINE.  It’s easy! Sarett can accept payments for memberships, donations, animal sponsorships and trips online.  Just visit our website, click on Make a Payment, click to Pay Now and enter the Online Payment Portal where you can create a user name and password to start your account or make a quick payment by clicking the “Pay Online” button and follow the instructions.

 THANK YOU.  A BIG thank you to all our volunteers! You are so important to our mission to provide quality environmental education to the community and valued by our staff.

 MEMORIALS.  Memorials have been received in memory of Patricia Dowling, Ronald Hamilton, Nicholas Walker, and Charlene Walter.

 2018 NATURAL HISTORY TRIPS.  Sarett naturalists are planning fun adventures for 2018.

  • Northern Florida—February 24—March 4
  • Spring Wildflowers at Turkey Run State Park—April 24-26
  • Kayaking Up North Weekend—June
  • Alaska—End of July into August
  • Badlands/Black Hills—September
  • Ontario—Killarney, Algonquin and French River areas—October
  • Southern Africa—November

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!

MEMBERSHIP.  Sarett Nature Center is a private non-profit organization dedicated to teaching environmental education. Donations, contributions and memberships support Sarett. Please join. $50/family, $40/individual. Send your name, address and check payable to Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Road, Benton Harbor MI 49022.