2017 Annual Appeal Letter


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2017 Annual Appeal Letter

~by Susan Payant


December 8, 2017

Dear Friends,

As we turn the corner and head into the winter season, I find myself thinking of the upcoming snow and the family holidays that follow. As we approach the end of a successful year, I would like to report to you the a few of the many accomplishments of the nature center.

  • Volunteers logged over 340 hours since February.
  • Completed 30 public and private programs including a very successful after-school program in partnership with MAPS. Our programs reached over 370 participants.
  • Enrolled as a Thrivent Choice organization.
  • Installed a new furnace in the activity/presentation room with the financial assistance of the Ray & Peg Hirvonen Charitable Foundation.

Four successful fundraisers were held this past year and although the past several years have been challenging economically, MooseWood Nature Center is still here and effectively fulfilling its mission to “celebrate nature through education and action in the Upper Peninsula.” Our doors remain open year-round and we continue to offer natural history education programs at our unique location of Presque Isle Park and surrounding areas to our members, the public, families, schools, and other youth organizations.

please consider what MooseWood Nature Center can mean to you, your family and your community and what would be lost if it were gone. Will you give a $25 or more gift this year? We ask that you give to the best of your ability and that your gift reflect the value you place on MooseWood.

MooseWood is a 501(c)3 corporation, so your gift is entirely tax-deductible. Please click here to make your online donation now. Or mail your check to the mailing address below.

Your donation today will enrich hundreds of visitors’ experience at the nature center. Every gift matters.



Susan Payant

Vice Chair


P.S. MooseWood is a 501(c)3 corporation, so your gift is entirely tax-deductible. Your workplace may have a matching gift program that can enable you to increase the value of your contribution. Not sure if your company has a matching gift program? Use this search tool to see if your employer offers the program.




Thank You for Your Support!