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"Countless Vermonters have discovered birds and butterflies, orchids and otters, relaxation and contemplation at this place by the river. And now, with a vision to connect even more of us to wildlife and wild places, North Branch Nature Center will move from greatness to virtuosity — not only here in Montpelier but far beyond as well.”

— Brian Pfeiffer, writer, naturalist, and educator


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How You Can Help

On behalf of all of us at North Branch Nature Center, thank you for your support! You help us connect people to nature in enriching, inspiring ways. Here's how to contribute:

1. Make a Year-end Gift! With so many urgent needs in our community, nation, and world, some of our members and friends can’t make a gift at all right now. If you are in a position to make a year-end gift, please help us chart a financially sustainable 2021 by raising $24,000 by the end of 2020. Use the form to the right or click here!

2. Middlesex Voters:  Please sign this petition, and return it to NBNC before January 11, 2021. If we gather enough signatures, this request will be placed on the 2021 Town Meeting Day ballot: “Shall the Town Voters authorize expenditures of $2,000 to support North Branch Nature Center’s on-site programs, ECO program at Rumney Memorial School, and trail accessibility improvements?”  

Normally such signatures have to be made with ink on paper, but given the pandemic, the Town has approved the choice between:
A) Printing and signing this Word Document, and mailing it (NBNC, Attn: Emily Seiffert, 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, VT 05602); or B) Signing and returning it electronically.  To do this, please open the Word Document and add your name, electronic signature (your name in a script font), and E-911 Middlesex address in the appropriate columns. Then save your edited file and email it to [email protected] Please use the subject line 'Middlesex petition.'

3. Gift Certificates.  Give a friend or family member a birding outing, a BioU class, or any other NBNC program with a gift certificate

4. Join as a Member!  Your membership supports everything we do, from bird-banding, to natural history presentations, to trail maintenance. By becoming a member, you'll both support your local nature center and receive great member benefits including program discounts. Click here to join.

5. Contribute to the NBNC Capital Campaign.  NBNC is growing by leaps and bounds, in part thanks to our $1.6 million Our Future in Nature capital campaign. We have already expanded our teaching and display spaces, and are now entering the next phase of farmhouse renovations. Visit our Capital Campaign Page to learn how you can make a gift-- we still have $175,000 to raise to reach our goal!

6. Adopt an Owl! Support Community Science at NBNC with a fun and unique gift for friends and family. Our owl research program is an extraordinary opportunity to connect with charismatic wildlife while discovering new information about avian ecology. This research requires specialized equipment and intensive data analysis that would not be possible without your support.

7. Other Ways to Give. NBNC gratefully receives gifts of stock or property, planned gifts, and bequests. Click here for detailed information.

8. Buy Coffee. Buying bird-friendly coffee helps support NBNC and the migratory birds we all love and lets you save on shipping costs for great coffee. Learn more and download an order form here.

9. Volunteer.  If you have time to give, please learn about volunteering at North Branch Nature Center! Contact us to learn more about volunteering at NBNC. (Note: Most volunteer options are currently paused due to COVID-19 concerns).

10. Wish List.  North Branch Nature Center is always looking for household items, technology, equipment, and services. Visit our Wish List to see what we are looking for.

Thank you for your support!



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Connecting People to the Natural World

North Branch Nature Center

713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
(802) 229-6206
[email protected]

Office Open Monday-Friday from 9 am to 4 pm
Trails Open 24/7