Join / Renew
Our organization is supported by nearly 1,600 members. Your
support helps ensure that we can: maintain our facility,
care for the trails around DPNC, continue to provide quality
environmental programs, and educate those who must preserve
these resources for future generations.
Nature Center Members receive these benefits:
(860) 536-1216 today
to join at these levels and higher:
- Unlimited free admission to the DPNC museum and trails
- A 10% discount on store merchandise
- Discounts on fees for adult and children’s programs
- The Chickadee newsletter
- Annual Natural History Calendar
- The satisfaction of knowing that you are contributing to increased human awareness and appreciation of southeastern
Connecticut and the natural world.
or Give a Gift Membership to
a friend or family member.
Remember that gift memberships make meaningful presents for the
nature lovers in your life!
Ways to Give
Annual Appeals are conducted twice a year. Appeal donations provide the flexibility to meet the most pressing needs facing the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center. Every gift is needed and appreciated.
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 wildife rehabilitation.
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) non-profit organization and can provide a tax-exempt status letter.
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.
You Can Adopt One of Our Animals
The Nature Center receives, rehabilitates and maintains many kinds of native creatures. We keep and maintain a number of birds of prey that have been injured. Our goal is to release healthy animals back into areas of good habitat. Some are unreleasable due to the nature of their injuries. The animals that we keep help educate the young and old and engender a fascination and appreciation of the wild things found locally that are often difficult to encounter up-close and personal.
We have many trusty and dedicated volunteers that assist in feeding, cleaning and facility repairs and maintenance.
Help our local wildlife and our resident animals through our Adopt-an-Animal program.
Help us build new enclosures
for our owls and hawks in 2012
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.
Gifts of Securities
Often, the best way to give is to donate
securities. A gift of publicly-traded securities can have
tax advantages to the donor as well as supporting the
mission of the Nature Center. 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:
5 Fort Rachel Place
Mystic CT 06355
F/C Denison Pequotsepos Nature Ctr #561-108453-506
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
The sale or retention of the securities is at the discretion
of the Nature Center.
Has the Nature Center made a difference in your life or that of your children or grand children?
You might want to consider including the DPNC in your will so that this very important mission of environmental education
can remain strong and move forward into yet another generation.
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. As a member of our Legacy Society you enjoy the satisfaction of seeing your
support play a key role in continuing improvement of the Nature Center.