ArbLINK March, 2017
Welcome New Members in February.
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
Region Five Development Commission
New Contributing Membership
New Family Membership
Joe & Char Wentzell, Peter & Julene McKinney,
Luci Bavelli, Amelia Udenberg, Loren & Lu Refsland,
Christine Reisz, Curtis Richmond, Richard & Barbara Schmidt,
Danielle Erickson, Steve & Debbie Anderson
New Individual Membership
Marlowe Fortune, Becky Sovde, Lorraine Briddon,
Scott Pederson, Allie Galligan, Missy Nash
Your support is greatly appreciated!
Renewing Members in February.
We thank you for your continued support!
Renewing Sustaining/Business Monthly Membership
Renewing Corporate Membership
Renewing Arborist/Business Club Membership
Renewing Paul Bunyan/Business Club Membership
Renewing Supporting/Business Membership
Discovery Woods Montessori School, Gull Lake Glass,
Nor-Son Inc., Natural Resources Club-CLC, Lakes Printing
Renewing Contributing Membership
Catherine & Michael McGoldrick, Michelle Burris,
Mark & Becky Stadem
Renewing Family Membership
John & Sally Ward, Ray & Carolyn Frisch, Doreen Mahoney,
James Baillie & Jacqueline McGlamery, Karen & Rich Wear,
Dale & Shelly Bolt, David & Penny Vick, Robbins Family,
Andrew Birch, Loren & Laura Beilke, Bonita Lokenvitz,
Linn & Sandy Bergmann, Jennifer Wagner,
Bob Groneberg, Robert & Karen Ogdahl, Marvin Stransky,
Paul & Kaydi Johnson, Larry & Marsha Doten,
Richard & Anne Hotz, Martha & Jesse Smithson,
Dan Fundingsland, Jim & Merry Lynn Roelofs,
Carrie Gellert, Deborah Muzzy, Carole Humrickhouse,
Bill Goers, Jenny & Victor Wallin, Owen & Heather Baird
Renewing Individual Membership
Laura Larson, Lisa Carlin, Lorraine Embretson,
Mary Roberts, Jeanne Koeppl, Audrey Rhodes,
Sindy Seppelt, Sam Shields, Barbara Wiles, Sally Erickson,
Amanda Niemann, Luke McCapes, April Sandhoff,
Sonja Larson, Sally Jane Ihne, Shirley Booth, Julie Kloster, Patrick Borden
We thank you for your continued support!
Special Thank You To:
Check out our new Ford Ranger truck!
We received this sweet ride from a longtime supporter of the Arboretum for our maintenance department. A huge thank-you to this member and his family who donated this valuable asset to the Northland Arboretum.
Our February Volunteers that donated a reported 110.75 hours last month.
Verna, Parker, DeAnn, Judy, Cody, Judd, Yirohn, Steve, Carolee, April, Marlys
Financial support of $5000 and Up:
Financial support of $1,000 to $4,999:
Brainerd Area Sertoma Club,
Anonymous donner of a Ford Ranger truck
Financial support of $100 to $999:
Deerwood Technologies, Inc.
Mike’s Tree Company, LLC,
Bonita Lokenvitz – Donation towards maintenance truck, Paul Bunyan Cyclists
Financial support of $99 and Under:
Buffalo Wild Wings
Youth Education Program Donations:
John & Sally Ward, Joe & Char Wentzell, Laura Larson,
Wendy & Dan Davidson, The Office Shop,
Jennifer Wagner, Joyce Jorgenson, Nancy Smith,
Owen & Heather Baird
In-Kind Donations for Grounds Use:
Bryan & Sharon Pike – Sand and salt for parking lot
In-Kind Donations for Visitor Center:
2016 Operation: Grow & Learn Donations:
Fitness Trail Donation:
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 IS OPEN!
. The 2 mile trail is ADA-compliant and includes 12 fitness stations for stretching, cardio, balance and strength training. Using a downloadable app, users can interact with the fitness stations to get instructions on equipment use, track progress, develop team challenges and share on social media.
But we still need your help in finishing the trail gardens.
For more information on the fitness trail CLICK HERE
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 CLOSED
UNTIL SPRING 2017!
RECYLCING OLD CHRISTMAS LIGHTS & ELECTRICAL CORDS
Lights and cords can be brought to the Visitor Center during
our business hours.
HELP FAMILIES DEALING WITH CHILDHOOD CANCERS
Drop off your used ink cartridges at the Arb. The Office Shop in Brainerd, has a foundation that benefits from the donation of ink cartridges. The money goes directly to local families that are dealing with childhood cancer. The foundation “The Zach Johnson Kids with Cancer Foundation” is named after their son.
Remember that you can be taking photos all year long and email them 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
- Self-Propelled Zero Turn Lawnmower
- Split Rail Fence
- Rocks of all sizes for gardens and landscaping
- Keystone type blocks for garden areas
- Visitor Center
- GPS unit for Geocaching at the Arb
- Members - Old and New!
- Heavy duty paper shredder
- 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!
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!!
Executive Director, Northland Arboretum