ArbLINK June, 2016
Welcome New Members in May.
Your support is greatly appreciated!
New Sustaining/Business Monthly Membership
New Arborist/Business Club Membership
New Paul Bunyan/Business Club Membership
New Supporting/Business Membership
New Contributing Membership
Barb Downs & Dave Wood, The Preimesberger Family
New Family Membership
Allison Boedigheimer, John & Arlene Fitzpatrick,
Barbara Haney, Matt & Jeanne Kilian, Julie Kletscher,
Blaine & Deb Kreller, Ruth & Kerry Lane, Annette Larsen,
Paul Mathieu & Holley Simonson, L. McNamara,
Deanna & Nathan Olson Family, Melissa Peterson,
Michael Ricci, Kari Roberts, Kalynn Ruis, Sheryl Schmidt, Deborah Strand
New Individual Membership
Jodi Billy, Stephanie Etterman, Carol Harrison,
Renee Henriksen, Anne Hof, Dale Miller, Michael Moen,
Erin Skillingstad, Dorothy Splittgerber, Erin Wurdeman
Your support is greatly appreciated!
Renewing Members in May.
We thank you for your continued support!
Renewing Sustaining/Business Monthly Membership
The Farm on St. Mathias, Andrea Goedderz,
Shady Hollow Resort
Renewing Corporate Membership
Renewing Arborist/Business Club Membership
Renewing Paul Bunyan/Business Club Membership
Renewing Supporting/Business Membership
Charles & Gloria Benzie, Brainerd Insurance Agency,
Hal & Kelli Leland
Renewing Contributing Membership
Carolyn & Robert Lohman, Christine Olson
Renewing Family Membership
Gwen Carleton, Marc & Jodi Carley, Dan Dolliff,
Steve & Linda Esser, Rory & Janice Fredstrom,
Todd & Jackie Froemming, Ray & Gwynne Gildrow,
David & Kari Gohman, Marina Grabowski,
John & Cheri Grater, Jim & Lynn Hanson,
Edward & Colleen Heikkenen, Doreen & Ross Hinsz,
Paul & Sally Jacobsen, Dave & Shelly Johnson,
Lowell Johnson & Colleen LeBlanc, Nate & Annie Kline,
Steve & Lisa Kohls, Thomas Koop & Kristen Harsh,
Roger & Pam Landers, Cynthia Lent,
Doug & Sharon Livingston, Rob & Lorrene Maroney,
Peter & Bonnie Nelson, Karen Olsen,
Rod & Jody Osterloh, Jeanette Pasek, Betty Rosenberger,
Roger & Kathleen Schwarze
Renewing Individual Membership
Michelle Erickson, Patricia Howitz, Joseph Imgrund,
Alice Johnson, Vivian Johnson, Bette J. Kalli, Carol Loseth,
Marian Pelto, Sara Rojas, Sheryl Tollefson, Thelma Williams
We thank you for your continued support!
Special Thank You To:
Our May Volunteers that donated a reported 249 hours last month.
-Eileen, Alyssa, Kaitlin, Andrea, John, Cheryl, Ken, Catherine,
Troop 643, Penny, Cindy, DeAnn, Bob, Cindy P, Lee, Linda, Walter,
Judy M, LeAnn, Amir, Leon, Esther, Pat, Dona, Rick, Karen, Jennifer,
Judy H, Peg, Jeanne, JR, Marlys, Parker, Sharon, Verna
Financial support of $5000 and Up:
Financial support of $1,000 to $4,999:
Crow Wing Power Community Trust - $1,000 for Operation: Grow & Learn
Financial support of $100 to $999:
Brainerd Nordic Ski Club - $300 -Undesignated Donation
Financial support of $99 and Under:
Youth Education Program Donations:
Alice Johnson - $25 sent with membership
Vivian Johnson - $50 sent with membership
Hal & Kelli Leland - $40 sent with membership
In-Kind Donations for Grounds Use:
Hengel Ready Mix & Construction, Inc. - $956 value of Garden dirt, fill and delivery
Knife River – 2 yards concrete for installation of equipment along fitness trail
Margaret Moore – Daylilies
Elizabeth Paulson & Wayne Mayer – Garden tools
April Sandhoff – 204 Keystone Blocks for Gardening 101 area
WW Thompson Concrete – Donation and delivery of 750 garden wall blocks for Gardening 101 area
In-Kind Donations for Visitor Center:
Marc & Peg Serani – 90 gallon aquarium and stand
Marc & Peg Serani – Nikon Coolpix camera
From Christine Olson to Jodi Billy
In-Kind Donations for Arbor Day Fundraiser:
Judy Morgan – 6 platers and 2 water pitchers
2016 Operation: Grow & Learn Donations:
Fitness Trail Donation:
In-Kind Donation for Sour Grapes Race
CherryBerry of Baxter – 400 coupons
Our apologies to anyone that we may have missed!
Valued Members - Please Note
To Our Valued Members – Please Note the Following:
In order to save on paper and postage costs, we are now sending out membership renewal billings via email.
Please be sure to watch for your renewal via email when renewal time comes up. If you have a different email address that you would like your renewal emailed to, please let us know at email@example.com or 218-829-8770.
Thank you for supporting YOUR Northland Arboretum
NORTHLAND ARBORETUM ACCESSIBLE FITNESS TRAIL
The Savanna Loop of the fitness trail is completed and we have 4 pieces of interactive equipment installed. Come try it out
and download the app.
WCCO TV came to the Arboretum on Monday to do a story on our fitness trail and the history of the Arb. Mike Binkley did the story. It aired on Sunday Oct 11th at 10 p.m. on "Finding MN". He said he was very impressed with our Arboretum and will help to get the word out about us.
You can watch the story, or find out how you can help with the project by Clicking on the Fitness Trail link on the main menu at the top of the web page.
The Arboretum has made great strides in completing our new Accessible Wellness Fitness Trail. When completed the trail will be ADA-compliant and include 12 fitness stations for stretching, cardio, balance and strength training.
Local Crafters in our Gift Shop
Remember to buy local – and even better, buy a local artist or crafters items!
We have 41 local artists and crafters wares in our gift shop – be sure to stop by and see their beautiful work.
We also carry local wild rice and honey from the hives located in the Arboretum.
NEW RENTAL RATES EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2015.
WEDDING RATES ARE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE UNDER "FACILITIES".
COMPOST AREA IS OPEN
Open Monday through Friday - 8:00AM to 4:00PM
Open Saturdays and Sundays - 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Please check in at the Visitor Center prior to use.
We accept donations to keep this site open.
COMPOST FROM PAST YEARS IS AVAILABLE TO TAKE FOR YOUR USE.
NO WOOD, BRUSH OR TRASH IS EVER ALLOWED AT THE COMPOST SITE.
Grass clippings and leaves only.
RECYLCING OLD CHRISTMAS LIGHTS & ELECTRICAL CORDS
Lights and cords can be brought to the Visitor Center during
our business hours.
RECYCLING FOR RAPTORS
Bring your used inkjet cartridges to the Northland
Arboretum’s Visitor Center and deposit them in the
“Recycling for Raptors” bucket.
Remember that you can be taking photos all year long and email them to Peg at the Arboretum for use at the arboretum.
Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop them off at the Visitor Center.
We are still always looking for great photos so please be sure to send us your favorite photos taken at the Arboretum!
RENT THE ARBORETUM
As a member of Northland Arboretum, you can rent the
Arboretum building for a nominal fee to host your family
gatherings, weddings, parties, business meetings, seminars, etc.
If your home or office does not have the space for your
gatherings – we do!
PLEASE NOTE NEW RENTAL RATES EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2015.
RATES ARE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE AT THE LINK "Facilities ".
Or call the Arb at 829-8770 for more information.
ATTENTION ARTISTS and CRAFTERS
If you are a local artist or craftsperson and would like to
have your wares considered for sale in our gift shop,
please contact us at 218-829-8770.
YOUR ARB NEEDS:
When you are cleaning out your business and home garage or house, PLEASE think of us!
- Gas Powered backpack blowers
- Heavy Duty Tomato Cages
- Cab for 2305 John Deere Tractor
- Clean Fill
- Front End Loader Tractor
- Gas Powered Log Splitter
- Pickup Truck
- Self-Propelled Zero Turn Lawnmower
- Split Rail Fence
- Rocks of all sizes for gardens and landscaping
- Keystone type blocks for garden areas
- Visitor Center
- Members - Old and New!
- Heavy duty paper shredder
- Booster Seats/Chairs
- Copier Paper
- Postage Stamps
- Items that can be used for our silent auction
- INDOOR and OUTDOOR
- TOOLS! When you are cleaning out your garage or house, PLEASE think of us! We can use tools of any kind – from hammers to carpenters tools – just to name a few.
- Volunteers – inside and outside – let us know what YOU love to do!
- WE LOVE TO RECYCLE ITEMS –
If you have any of the following, we will recycle these into usable goodies for silent auction items and gift shop items:
- Downhill skis
- Water skis
- Skis and poles of all kinds
- Old golf clubs
- Wine Corks
- Sea Shells
- Old Jewelry – can be broken
The Arboretum has an ongoing wish list so stop by or call to see what is on it. Maybe you have something that you think the Arb can use?
The Arboretum will provide a letter for the IRS for your donations and will pick up any large items.
Attention Caterers, Musicians, Entertainers!
We are always updating our hand-out list of caterers, musicians, DJ’s and entertainers.
If you would like to be on our list, please contact the Arboretum 218-829-8770 or stop in Tuesday through Friday between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM.
Free Notary Service Available to All Arboretum Members
Call the Arb 218-829-8770
How do you benefit as an Arboretum Member?
Every day we are asked, “what benefits do I get as an Arboretum member?"
Well, besides the fact that when you become a member, you are helping us to keep our trails and Visitor Center open, you also get these member benefits:
-Access to the Arboretum trails year round at no charge
-Discounted room rental rates in the Arboretum Visitor Center
-Discounted wedding rental rates in the Visitor Center and grounds
-10% discount Gift Shop (except consignment items)
-Free notary service
-Quarterly ArbLIFE sent to you in the mail
-Monthly ArbLINK emailed to you
-Reduced class fees for educational programs at the Arboretum
-Opportunity to sell in our gift shop
-Reciprocal parking and admission to 300 arboretums nationwide – check online for names and locations at www.ahs.org/rapThe satisfaction of knowing that you are helping us to keep our doors open and our 540 acre site safe from development.
Closing Thoughts…Arb Legacy
The Northland Arboretum Legacy is preserving this premier public environmental facility in the Brainerd Lakes Area for the promotion of preservation, recreation, education and environmental research.
What is your legacy? Here are ways you may wish to help the Northland Arboretum:
- Gifts of Cash
- Gifts of Real Estate
- Gifts of Stock
- Life Time Gifts
- Life Income Gifts
- Gifts of Life Insurance
The Northland Arboretum would provide you with additional information on any gifts you may be considering.
Thank you for your support through out the year.
• Support the Arb by becoming a volunteer.
Call 829-8770 for details.
• The arboretum is a 501 C 3 organization.
All donations are tax deductible.
• THANK YOU for being an Arboretum member. We DO appreciate you!
• IF YOU HAVE ANY CHANGES IN YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, PLEASE LET US KNOW RIGHT AWAY!!
SUMMER IS HERE!
Executive Director, Northland Arboretum