Capital Campaign 2023

Our work, our wealth and our wisdom coming together . . .

The Sugarloaf Board of Directors has undertaken a $400,000 Sugarloaf Education Campaign, a capital campaign focused on the Sugarloaf Nature Center guest experience.

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The main thrust of the campaign is to create a roofed-over outdoor classroom off the lake side of the facility. The plan is to begin construction in August of this year (2023), with a ceremonial “groundbreaking event” at the member’s annual meeting set for August 12

Another outdoor element is a retractable awning over the Sugarloaf Store outside of the main entrance of the facility. Already installed, the awning provides a splash of color while protecting both our merchandise and our guests from the elements. 

The campaign will also address the indoor guest experience with improvements to the exhibit area. The first step includes mobile exhibit pedestals, with touch-and-see shelves and increased storage for program equipment. The first two pedestals have been built and delivered  by Gary Nelson Construction, who has done several exhibits over the years for the Great Lakes Aquarium.

The last element of the campaign is to explore off-site staff housing solutions. Some exciting news on this piece will also be shared at the Annual Meeting on August 12 at 1 pm.

We need your help to complete our campaign. 

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Let’s see if we can reach our $400,000 goal by the annual meeting. Thanks for all the support to-date and for your consideration as we strive to meet our goal!