The St. Croix Valley's Natural Home

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You did it! CNC has unlocked $14,000 in matching gifts because you helped us raise $30,000+ in year-end donations!

Thank you to the Carlson and Northard families for generously contributing matching funds to our year-end fundraising campaign!


Wacky Ways the CNC Team is Showing Donor Appreciation!

To express our gratitude for the generosity of our year-end donors, the CNC team will be completing a series of wacky tasks when each of our fundraising benchmarks is reached! Visit our social media platforms for videos of our antics!

$13,000 raised —> $2,000 match UNLOCKED 12/8/21

Tess will dress as a flying squirrel and climb a tree! Click here to view video!

$19,000 raised —> additional $4,000 UNLOCKED 12/22/21

Jen and Jessie will jump in Lake St. Croix! Click here to view video!

$24,000 raised —> additional $3,000 UNLOCKED 12/29/21

Todd and Abbey will get slimed! Click here to view video!

$28,000 raised —> additional $3,000 UNLOCKED 12/30/21

Board of Directors President Paul will wear a cockroach coat!

$30,000 raised —> final $2,000 match UNLOCKED 1/2/22

As a thank you for helping us reach our ultimate fundraising goal, Executive Director Jen will host an exclusive Cider Social for year-end donors at CNC!


Carpenter Nature Center is committed to nurturing the physical, mental, and emotional health of the community. We are continuously monitoring the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and making decisions about our operations based on guidance from regional medical experts, the CDC, and the Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Health.

The visitor center, trails, and restrooms are open seven days a week from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM on our Minnesota Campus. Trails are open from sunrise to sunset on our Wisconsin Campus. Click here for more detailed information.

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