A project of Science Museum of Minnesota
Help save the bog-walk experience at the Lee and Rose Warner Nature Center
Help save the bog-walk experience at the Lee and Rose Warner Nature Center for future generations by making a Give to the Max Day contribution dedicated to the replacement of the old bog boardwalk with a newly engineered raised walkway.
Bernie’s Bog is a unique and iconic habitat, so it’s no surprise that the interpretive hikes down the meandering 650 foot boardwalk that bisects the bog are a hallmark of our outdoor programming. It’s a rare chance to get up close to carnivorous plants, like the pitcher plant or sundew, feel the silky seed head of cotton grass, come within inches of a Rose Pagonia orchid, and take a jump to watch the bog quake under you.
Unfortunately, after forty years, the old boardwalk that sits on the bogs surface is depressing the bog, and we are starting to see vegetation change to non-bog species. It’s clear that our days of providing up close and personal interpretation of the bog are numbered unless we take action and replace the boardwalk and bring the bog back to health. The new walkway will protect the habitat while also adding handicap accessibility to the bog for the first time.
While any donation will help, a donation of $100 will buy one foot of the new boardwalk. A donation of $500 or more puts your name in the leadership circle that will be recognized on a plaque to be placed at the beginning of the walkway. A gift of $1,000 or more would purchase an entire section of walkway with your name. In all cases, the entire amount of your donation would be tax deductible.
Thank you for your support in helping us preserve the future!