National Loon Center Foundation seeks donations
The National Loon Center Foundation recently launched a public awareness campaign, "Answer the Call," asking donors to help make an impact by visiting www.nationallooncenter.org and clicking on "join" and "shop" at the top of the page.
The National Loon Center is featuring limited edition donor gifts, as well as online shopping and volunteer sign up.
It’s predicted that loons won't live in Minnesota by 2080. The beautiful haunting call of the loon is more than just a call of the wild. It's an alarm for the future. Loons need clean freshwater to survive. And that is being threatened. That is why the foundation is building the National Loon Center in Crosslake.
Donors will receive exclusive National Loon Center merchandise as a thank you.
"Additionally, by purchasing National Loon Center merchandise and/or volunteering, you personally help create awareness and support our loons. The impact will be positive, and very visible," Carla White, secretary and treasurer for the National Loon Center Foundation, said in a news release. "Our website supports shopping locally by partnering with Crosslake-owned NMN, Inc. Advertising Wholesale and Distributors, and Minnesota-based GLS Precision Marketing & Fulfillment. Campaign creation is by Adventure Creative Group owner Scott Mitchell from the Brainerd lakes area."
The NLC needs to raise $6 million to fund the construction of the building. The Environmental Natural Resource Trust Fund has already committed $4 million to the project. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given a $2 million in-kind lease and the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation has given $750,000. Additionally, more than $1 million has been donated by private philanthropy and community members
Unfortunately, COVID-19 restrictions over the past year have all but eliminated the National Loon Center Foundation's planned events and campaigns to raise money for the future center. However, loons and freshwater ecosystems still need help. The National Loon Center is asking the community to join, support and "Answer the Call."
The National Loon Center's mission is to be an interactive educational destination that will transform visitors into champions for loons and fresh water everywhere. The NLC is a registered nonprofit supported by volunteers. To learn more or to donate, go to www.nationallooncenter.org.