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.

$5,000+

  • Sponsor Displays in new Visitor Center
  • Sponsor Stairway to St. Croix Interpretive Dock
  • Sponsor Wetland Boardwalk

$1,000 to $5,000

  • AED +oxygen for Apple Shack & Lodge
  • Bobcat sweeper attachment for trail maintenance
  • Design & publication of site trail map
  • Design & publication of rental brochure
  • Internship Sponsor (est. $1,500)
  • Drinking fountain
  • Laminating machine – XL size
  • New canoe trailer

$250 to $1,000

  • Commercial Vacuum Cleaner
  • Commercial Weed Whip
  • DeWalt™ Power Tools
  • SLR Digital Camera with lenses
  • Small authentic tee pee
  • Spotting scope with tripod
  • Haywagon

$100 to $250

  • Picnic tables
  • Ladder for dock

$25 to $100

  • Aquatic Nets-Large and Small (call for details)
  • Battery pack for Milwaukee™ Cordless Drill
  • Binoculars
  • Bird Feeders – new
  • Falconry Equipment-(Call for details)

$10 to $25

  • 50# black oil sunflower seed (Please call ahead)
  • 10# niger thistle seed (Please call ahead)
  • Books (Call for program book wish lists)
  • Grass Seed (full sun)
  • 2-3 Hand held tape recorder and tapes (or CD)
  • Reptomin for turtles
  • Timothy hay for rabbit
  • Fishing poles – bait cast

$5 to $10

  • Kleenex, paper towels, toilet paper
  • Black and brown crayons
  • Bait (mealworms, wax worms, for animal care)
  • Cardstock (Especially Green & Gray)
  • Contact Paper (Clear)
  • Lamination for signs
  • Outdoor Game Sets
  • Prairie Plant Seeds
  • Cocoa mix
  • Lemonade mix
  • Pine shavings for rabbit

$1 to $5

  • Bug Jars (from Acorn Naturalist)
  • Candles for survival class (votive size)
  • Fun Foam Sheets
  • Magnifying Lenses (75) Acorn Naturalist#T-104
  • Markers (permanent)
  • Nature Stickers
  • Paper Bowls
  • Spray Bottles-small
  • Oil pastel crayons
  • Suet cakes

Miscellaneous Amounts

Gift cards to craft, book, or hardware stores.

Gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.