This year has no doubt had its challenges, but now we have a challenge for YOU:
This Giving Tuesday (Dec. 1), we’re striving for 20 new ICNC Sustainers (20 in 2020!).
What’s an ICNC Sustainer? Sustainers are monthly donors who provide critical funding to the Nature Center.
As an independent nonprofit that does not receive government funding, monthly donations ensure our ability to deliver our mission. ICNC’s educational programs, environmental efforts, programs, events, resources, facilities, ecological restoration (we could go on…) do not happen for free. As a Sustainer, your mission aligns with our mission. You care about sustainability and the long-term care of our environment. You understand the importance of creating and nurturing Champions of Nature, and being a Champion of Nature yourself.
The pandemic has created a financial strain not only for small businesses and nonprofit organizations like us, but also for many individuals….possibly you. We understand if a donation isn’t in the cards for you this year. However, if you have the means, please consider becoming an ICNC Sustainer. Maybe you’ve saved money on gas, vacations, coffee meetings, lunches or dinner dates this year due to the pandemic. We hope you’re finding ways to support local businesses throughout our community, but that you might also have room to support the Nature Center.
For just $10 a month — our most popular monthly donation level — you support land restoration initiatives at the Nature Center, like rerouting and repairing our woodland trails. We are working hard to reopen our full trail system for you to enjoy! Your monthly donation will also support educational programming for children and adults alike, including virtual programming we’ve offered through the pandemic, as well as in-person programming we’ve adapted to ensure safety — our top priority. Your monthly donations, of any amount, keep ICNC’s doors open as a free community resource and protector of precious natural landscapes — landscapes that, especially this year, provide an important place of refuge and peace. Your monthly donations create the next generation of Champions of Nature, who will continue to protect nature into the future.
There are many ways to make small changes that make a BIG difference. By committing to a monthly donation, YOU are making a difference. We’re here because of your generosity and commitment to moving us forward. Become a monthly sustainer today and help us reach our goal: 20 new Sustainers in 2020!
“Healthy environments sustain and support all our lives, and the Indian Creek Nature Center has helped generations in our community learn and grow in our appreciation of how we might better steward our land. I appreciate all that it does to educate and encourage through education and engagement, all of which is grounded in science and a well-reasoned, common sense approach to solutions. Now more than ever, we need Champions of Nature, and Heather and I are proud to sustain ICNC’s mission.” – David Hayes, ICNC Sustainer & Board Member
“I love ICNC. I am enriched and inspired by my interaction with other volunteers as well as with the beauty of the woods, wetlands and meadows. The environmental, recreational and educational programs are important for me to support. It’s a place in our community that allows me to combine my desire to volunteer with my commitment to the environment. Sustaining support to ICNC reflects my values.” – Pat Nielson, ICNC Sustainer & Volunteer
“I’ve been a member of the Indian Creek Nature Center for many years; it’s a cause I believe in and advocate for — and the best ways to do that are with a membership and with donations. The Nature Center makes it possible to give regularly and painlessly using automatic recurring donations from an account or credit/debit card you specify: you don’t need to worry about forgetting and you can choose whatever amount is comfortable for you! I think it’s important to pay for the things you value, and I value the Nature Center. A recurring automatic donation is such an easy way to support a local organization that provides a great benefit to our community.” – Jo Pearson, ICNC Sustainer