Become a Friend
The power of a Friends group is its members. We represent a variety of interests, talents, and financial support allowing the Friends of Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge to meet and exceed its goals. Join us today!
Here is what we offer you:
- Seasonal newsletters
- Invitation to Friends-only events
- Membership fee is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law
- Annual member meeting
- 10% discount at Friends nature shop
- Active support for wildlife, nature education, and habitat conservation
Mailed correspondence can always be sent to the following address:
Friends of Sherburne NWR
17076 293rd Avenue
Zimmerman, MN 55398
Friends of Sherburne Board of Directors
Carol VanHeel (Treasurer)
Myrna Krueger (President)
Lee Johnson (Vice President)
Steve Chesney (Secretary)
Staff Liason: Steve Karel (USFWS Project Leader)
The Friends of Sherburne are an active and talented group. Many of our members are already refuge volunteers as well as frequent refuge visitors. Have you ever thought of giving your time or using your skills to help with a Friends' project? Tasks come in all shapes, sizes, and levels of commitment.
Some ways you can become involved-
- Tending a Friends' booth at a business expo, county fair, or refuge event.
- Assisting with Eagle's Nest Nature Store duties, such as arranging merchandise, checking inventory, or placing orders.
- Assisting with fundraising activites.
- Serving on the Friends' Board.
Please volunteer your time and talents to the Friends of Sherburne by contacting us via emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or using the mailing address provided above.
Friends of Sherburne NWR Seasonal Newsletters
The most recent newsletter of the Friends is sent out as email or hard copy in mail to current Friends members. Past newsletters are offered here for the last year for review.
Sponsors and Grantors
Please consider thanking the following sponsors for their generous support of our organization and events:
Bald Eagle Level: $10,000 and above
White-tailed Deer Level: $5,000 - $9,999
Sandhill Crane Level: $1,000 - $4,999
Stoneworks Architectural Precast
Blandings Turtle Level: $500 - $999
Princeton Auto Center -
Board of Director Nominees Beth Thorson, Mike Brubaker, Steve Chesney and Matt Finn introduced by Nominations committee member Susan Hix
2018 Annual Meeting held at Oak Savanna Learning Center January 16
Monarch Butterfly Level: $100 - $499
The Grandstand, Princeton
Ardy's on Main, Elk River
Diamond City Bakery, Elk River
Sherburne State Bank
Jim's Market, Zimmerman
United Health Group
Ace Solid Waste
Fronterra Pipe and Precast
Bluebird Level: $10 - $99
Goldeneye Framing and Gallery
Dunn Brothers Zimmerman
Total Image Salon
Cub Foods Elk River
Sherburne NWR Project Leader introduces 2017 staff additions Jessica Nelson and Alaina Larkin. Moving on were Sally Zodrow and Michelle Bengson.