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For 70 years, the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center has provided a sanctuary for wildlife and humans alike. Our 400-acre sanctuary on Pequotsepos Road in Mystic provides a home to numerous species of wildlife, flora and fauna. Our 10 miles of trails gives our visitors a chance to experience nature first hand. And our 45-acre Coogan Farm Nature & Heritage Center on Greenmanville Avenue in Mystic has protected critical watersheds and ecosystems for wildlife, both native and migratory.

We cannot do it alone. We have wonderful support from our nearly 1,600 members, the state of Connecticut, other grant providers, donors and volunteers. We would welcome you to join!

Member support ensures that we can maintain our facilities, care for our sanctuary, continue to provide quality environmental programs, rehabilitate injured animals and return them safely to the wild, and preserve our valuable natural resources.

Member benefits:   

  • Unlimited free admission to both the DPNC and Coogan Farm museums and properties
  • A 10% discount on store merchandise
  • Discounts on fees for adult and children’s programs
  • The Chickadee newsletter mailed to you
  • Annual Natural History Calendar mailed to you
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Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$50
Single Parent Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40
Couple. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40
Individual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25
Senior Individual, 65+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20
Senior Couple – senior household. . . . . . . $35
Grand Parent – incl. grandchildren . . . . . .$50
Organization / Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100
CHICKADEE NEWSLETTER SPONSOR/MEMBER
Business Chickadee Sponsor . . . . . . . . . . $175
Individual/Couple Chickadee Sponsor . . $135
Add-a-Guest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10

 

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Celebrate our Seasons

Each spring and fall we ask all DPNC members and friends to consider supporting the DPNC mission, “To inspire understanding of the natural world and ourselves as part of it — past, present and future.” Sometimes called “Annual Giving,” this celebration of our seasons helps underwrite all of DPNC as it annually serves nearly 50,000 children and adults. We welcome and value all gifts of any size in any season. Also, once a year we recognize donors’ total giving at these leadership levels:

Great Horned Owl . . . . . . $10,000

Peregrine Falcon . . . . . . . $5,000

Red-tailed Hawk . . . . . . . . $2,500

Barred Owl . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1000

Broad-winged Hawk . . . . . . $500

Screech Owl . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$250

Saw Whet Owl . . . . . . . . . . . .$100

Other $

Help us celebrate the seasons and all that is DPNC.

 Pledges or Matching Gifts

Many businesses allow you to double the impact of your gift. Your membership dues and gifts may be matched dollar-for-dollar by your employer. You can get information and forms from your Human Resources office. We are an approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and can provide a tax-exempt status letter.

If you wish to make your gift at a future date, we will be pleased to record it now and remind at the appropriate time. For further information please call Jeremy Ladyga at 860-536-1216.

Other Ways to Help

Chickadee sponsors

Individuals and businesses can sponsor our quarterly newsletter. The cost for individuals is $135 annually, and includes a membership. The cost for businesses is $175 annually. Sponsor

Natural History Calendar sponsors

Our annual Nature Calendar is a year’s worth of beautiful artwork, as local and nearby artists create custom works for each month. In addition to providing these beautiful pictures, the calendar is chock full of information ranging from full moons to important dates to when to look for morels. You can help defray the cost of this annual tradition (since 1974) with a sponsorship. Sponsor

Monthly Giving

We are keenly aware of the financial constraints many face today. We have launched a monthly-giving option to allow those on tight incomes to still make a positive impact on environmental education and wildlife rehabilitation.

Matching Gifts

Many businesses allow you to double the impact of your gift. Your membership dues and gifts may be matched dollar-for-dollar by your employer. You can get information and forms from your Human Resources office. We are an approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and can provide a tax-exempt status letter.

Gifts in Memory of Family, Friends or Colleagues

Often, family and friends want to help by donating to a cause that was special to a loved one, as a living tribute. We send notes of condolence and acknowledgment to the family. Give

Tribute Gifts

Honor a friend or family member through a gift to DPNC in their name. Weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries are examples of special occasions when you can send a gift with a note in their honor. Give

Gifts of Securities

Often, the best way to give is to donate securities. The Nature Center accepts gifts of stock or mutual fund shares. Benefits can include income tax savings, capital gain tax savings, and most importantly – vital support of the DPNC.

Please consult your tax advisor. Should you choose to gift shares, please notify the Nature Center of the transfer so that we may credit your donation properly. You can make the gift by instructing your broker to transfer the securities to the Nature Center’s account at Morgan Stanley.

If you do not have a broker, please contact the Nature Center directly and we will work with you on how we can best handle the transfer of your securities. Please be sure to notify the Nature Center of the transfer so that we may send you the required acknowledgment of your donation. The sale or retention of the securities is at the discretion of the Nature Center.

Morgan Stanley
5 Fort Rachel Place
Mystic CT 06355
(860) 536-8118
DTC #0015
F/C Denison Pequotsepos Nature Ctr #561-108453-506

Wise Owl Society (Estate Giving)

Has the Nature Center made a difference in your life or that of your children or grand children?

A bequest reduces your taxable estate, thereby reducing estate taxes and administration fees on both the federal and state levels. In addition to bequests there are many types of planned gifts including gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and gifts of real estate or life insurance.
DPNC wants to recognize the importance and generosity of those who have decided to give to the future today.

Consider including DPNC in your will, and keep environmental education strong and vital for future generations. Members of our Wise Owl Society play a key role in continuing improvement of the Nature Center. Please call 860-536-1216 to speak in confidence with Executive Director Maggie Jones.