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Consider a Gift to Nature Up North

Huckleberry Lake. Photo by Bill Hill.

Consider a Gift to Nature Up North

By Erika Barthelmess
November 27, 2018

Dear friends and neighbors,

It's that time of year again; the snow is flying, the geese have (mostly) left.  Must be time to consider making a contribution to support Nature Up North!  We'd be delighted and appreciative if you made a donation to help environmental education here in the North Country. 

Specifically, your gift will help to support activities such as:

  • Free or low-cost environmental programming events. Examples include:
    • Introduction to fishing clinics
    • Canoe and kayak lessons
    • Wild edible plant identification 
    • Eat your invasive species workshops
    • and so much more!
  • Collaboration with local K-12 teachers from schools in St. Lawrence, Franklin and Essex counties
  • Research on our North Country environment, conducted by resident citizen scientists (people like YOU!)
  • Improvements to our website
  • And more! What would you like to see us do? We're always looking for your input and suggestions!

Because Nature Up North is based at St. Lawrence University, your contribution will go through the University -- but fear not, 100% of the donation will go toward our work. 

To donate, follow this link. Be sure to choose "Nature Up North" in the drop-down box where you designate the purpose of your gift. 

 SLU donations portal


We thank you in advance for supporting our work and hope to see you on the trail or at one of our workshops soon!


Thank you,

The Nature Up North team


By Erika Barthelmess
Canton, NY

Erika Barthelmess is a vertebrate ecologist and conservation biologist and director of the Nature Up North project. Erika works as a Professor of Biology at St. Lawrence University. Her research interests are broad and include the biology of small, isolated populations, the intersection of behavioral ecology and conservation, road ecology, and the ecology and natural history of porcupines. Erika enjoys hiking, canoeing, camping, and Labrador retrievers.