Our Wish List

dreamingCarpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. In order to fulfill our mission we rely on the generous donations and financial support of the community and local businesses. Every item from the wish list we are able to fill reduces the strain on our operating budget. This means more funds go directly towards keeping the lights on, educating children and protecting habitat.Donations can be dropped off at the Nature Center. For more details please call (651) 437-4359.

$1,000+

  • AED +oxygen for Apple Shack & Lodge
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Equipment Trailer
  • Permanent Spotting Scope at River Overlook
  • Plotter (for over-sized poster printing)
  • Skidloader & sweeper + snow blower attachment
  • Sponsorships: South River Trail Repair
  • Internship ($1800 each)
  • Trail Repair (cement or asphalt)
  • Stairway to Interpretive Dock

$100-$1,000

  • Vacuum Cleaner (sturdy & good condition)
  • Power Tools (saws planers, etc.)
  • Jonsrud Chainsaw
  • New canoe trailer
  • Power Washer
  • Professional grade weed whip

$25-$100

  • Canoe Paddles (aluminum or plastic)
  • Cordless Drill & cordless tool set
  • Ring Buoy
  • Shop Vac for Pavilion
  • Snow Shoes in children’s sizes
  • Step Ladder (6-8 foot A-frame style)
  • Walkie-talkie radios: midland or motorola

$10-$25

  • Books (Please call for book wish list)
  • Bird seed: Black oil sunflower & thistle
  • Butterfly Nets (Museum Products#1300)
  • Copy paper (white & color; letter & legal)
  • Extension cords (outdoor heavy duty)
  • Field Guides
  • Fishing Poles
  • Light bulbs:”full spectrum” for animal tanks
  • Mailing labels (Avery 5160 & 48163)
  • Reptile Heat Lamps
  • Repto-bark for reptiles
  • Staple gun & staples
  • Sibley App for I-pod
  • Thumb Drives

$5-$10

  • AA Batteries
  • Cardstock – colored & white
  • Compostable garbage bags (kitchen & leaf)
  • Crayola Oil Pastels
  • Kirby G4 Vacuum cleaner bag
  • Light Bulbs (energy efficient)
  • Magnet Strips-self adhesive
  • Night crawlers & wax worms for animals
  • Paper Cups:12 oz hot & 5 oz cold cups
  • Pine Shavings for rabbit
  • Plastic 8-15 Ga. Storage containers w/lids
  • Pond Nets (Museum Prod. #527or #1314 )
  • Reptomin for turtles
  • Timothy hay for Rabbit

$1-$5

  • Kleenex
  • Lemonade Powder
  • Liquid Hand Soap
  • Lime-away & Septic Safe Toilet Cleaner
  • Magnifying Lens (Museum Products #103)
  • Nature Stickers
  • Paper Towels
  • Suet Cakes for bird feeding
  • “Swiss Miss” Hot Cocoa Mix
  • Toilet Paper

Miscellaneous Amounts

  • Gift Cards to Art, Craft, Book, Fabric, Home Depot, Menards, Pet Supply and Wild Bird

Priceless

  • More wonderful CNC volunteers

Gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.