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MILLBROOK MARSH NATURE CENTER

THE BUILDING FUND CAMPAIGN
AT MILLBROOK MARSH NATURE CENTER

Click HERE to review the building plans!


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April 2011: The new Spring Creek Education Building was dedicated on 17 Apr 2011 and will allow CRPR to offer more programs and activities for the public & group programs. Click HERE to view the construction progress on the CRPR Picasa website. Our thanks to each donor for making this project a reality! The foundation for the Phase 2 expansion of the building is also in place!

"Millbrook Marsh Nature Center is beautiful year-round! We are dedicated to building a year-round facility, the Spring Creek Education Building, to provide environmental education programs for the community in all seasons. We need your help! Please join us and support the Community Phase of this campaign."

HOW TO HELP

Donations and pledges are welcome in any amount to the Centre Regional Recreation Authority for the MMNC Building Fund campaign and are tax-deductible. Click HERE for a Pledge Form in PDF format, or contact Melissa Freed at CRPR by email or at (814) 235-7819.

MMNC Capital Campaign Update Presentation
(18-slides presented at the COG General Forum meeting on 27 Aug 07)

Capital Campaign Newsletter - Dec. 2010 (PDF)


MILLBROOK MARSH NATURE CENTER
THE BUILDING FUND CAMPAIGN
(March 2008)

WANTED: NATURE LOVERS!  Millbrook Marsh Nature Center is beautiful year-round! We are dedicated to building a facility to provide education programs for the community in all seasons. Nature Center volunteers have raised over $1,000,000 during the Building Fund Campaign toward reaching the local goal of $1.25 million to build and operate an innovative and creative environmental education center on a year-round basis. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please join us to support this special community gem in the heart of the Centre Region! That's MY Millbrook Marsh... make it yours too!

Boardwalk"My great-uncle said - Go see the oaks, where he spent many hours of his life. What secrets did my great-uncle tell the Oaks? He didn't know that one day I would look up into the oak branches and hope my grandson will appreciate the family memories the marsh holds...." 
— Holly Fritchman, MMNC Advisory Committee Member

"It is quiet in the middle of madness… the wild in the midst of the tame. Millbrook opens up so much for the people who spend time there... it is experience… it is the chance to stop and look at the world around you and to see the "balance" between it all. 
— Phil Gardner, MMNC Program Leader

"My 4-year-old daughter loves exploring the boardwalk and attending events "at the barn." Witnessing the joy that children experience and the discoveries they make at Millbrook Marsh has been very rewarding for me."
— Robin Bang, MMNC Volunteer

Donations and pledges to the Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority for the MMNC Building Fund Campaign are welcome in any amount and are tax-deductible. For a pledge form or more information, please complete the form below or call CRPR c/o Melissa Freed at (814)235-7819.


We would like to pledge to the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Building Fund Campaign. (Please return this form to MMNC or to the CRPR Office at 2463 Gateway Dr., State College, PA 16801. Fax 814.235.7832)

Name: _____________________________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________

Phone: _________________________________ Email: _____________________

Total Pledge Amount $________________________ over _____ years (up to 5)

GENERAL OVERVIEW - NATURE CENTER (established in 1997)
The Millbrook Marsh Nature Center is a beautiful 62-acre wetland preserve in College Township that offers visitors a unique natural setting to explore and enjoy. The 12-acre farmstead includes a farmhouse, outbuildings, and a 1850's forebay bank barn. The 50-acre wetland area at the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center showcases several important types of wetland areas, including natural springs and a calcareous fen. Millbrook Marsh incorporates three streams that offer unique wildlife viewing and nature education opportunities. Bathgate Springs Run, Thompson Run, and Slab Cabin Run then join Spring Creek near Spring Creek Park.

It's always beautiful at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center!Millbrook Marsh Nature Center provides many popular activities seasonally, including:
· Programs for children, adults & seniors
· Guided Discovery Programs for Youth
· Exciting Summer Camps
· Family Programs & Events
· Programs for Homeschool and Scout Groups
· Birthday Parties for Children
· Rentals Opportunities for the Barn & Pavilion

PLANS FOR THE FUTURE
The vision for the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center is to build and operate an innovative and creative environmental education center on a year-round basis (the Spring Creek Education Building), a cutting-edge wetland/water laboratory, information kiosks, a parking area, and access to community bike paths. With this vision in mind, members of the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Advisory Committee have volunteered countless hours fund-raising and networking during the quiet phase of this campaign to raise just over $1,000,000 towards the $1.25 million (local) goal. Pledges from major gift donors, local governments, grants and foundations have been part of the quiet phase.

The (Proposed) Spring Creek Education Bldg.

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