|Donating to the Friends of Crex|
Donations are accepted by mail, directly at the visitor center with cash, check or credit card, or using PayPal. Forms are available below for the various projects that you can donate to.
Please be sure to indicate in the message space on your donation on the PayPal site what the designated purpose of your donation is; Endowment Fund, Land Acqusition Fund, Mess Hall Fund, General Fund, in memory/honor of someone, or for membership dues. You can also send this information in a separate email to firstname.lastname@example.org after the donation is made.
Recycle your used inkjet cartridges, laser toner cartridges and cell phones with us. Just drop them by the visitor center when you are in the area. We will turn them in to recycle4fundraising.com. Each cartridge/phone brings in up to $4. Every little bit helps and adds up.
Donations may be made in memory of, in honor of a loved one, or directly from the donor. All donations are tax deductible and a receipt and thank you are sent generally within 3 to 6 weeks. We also mention donations over $10 in our newsletters which are sent out in March, September and December each year.
MESS HALL FUND
Friends of Crex has taken the lead on fundraising for a new multi-purpose building (affectionately called the Mess Hall) to replace the existing Mess Hall at the headquarters of Crex Meadows Wildlife Area. The old Mess Hall was built in 1964, and the kitchen has been grandfathered in over the years under 1964 health codes. It is severely out of date, and if any equipment were to fail, repair or replacement would cause a domino effect that would require the entire kitchen to be brought up to current code or to be closed.
The projected cost of the new building is $750,000, and it will include a modern commercial kitchen that would meet current state health codes and a dining facility to seat seventy-two people. The dining area would double as extra classroom and meeting space. The Wisconsin DNR has agreed to give $284,000 toward the building, and Friends of Crex and NWCEP have already raised $182,000 from our members and area businesses, leaving just over $280,000 more to raise. We are sure that with your help, we can achieve this goal, and ensure that this much needed building project becomes reality.
Donations to the Endowment Fund are used to insure that the Wildlife Education Center is adequately staffed and fully operational, which includes funding wildlife management activities. See our Friends of Crex page for more information about the endowment fund.
CLICK HERE to print a copy of our Endowment Fund donation form.
LAND ACQUISITION FUND
Donations to the Land Acquisution Fund are used to purchase critical privately-owned lands within the Glacial Lake Grantsburg project boundaries. The fund is designed to be a revolving source of money to acquire the land and hold it until the State of Wisconsin can buy it back from us. Upon repayment, we return the money to the fund and and it is ready for the next land conservation project. Dollar for dollar, the Land Acqusition Fund can protect numerous pieces of land from development. See our Friends of Crex page for more information about the Land Acquisition Fund.CLICK HERE to go to the Land Acquisition Brochure for more information.
If you are interested in making a donation to the Friends of Crex, there are several options to choose from!
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JOIN OUR GROUP FORUM
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Click the logo to go to the WIsconsin DNR Website
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