With your help, we’ve protected 363 acres of Bog for future generations of birds and birders!

Bog Boardwalk planned for Warren Nelson Bog

Bog Boardwalk will be a Reality!

…But we NEED YOUR HELP…$20,000 to complete

UPDATE 10-3-17: Need $17,000 to complete (Thanks to your generous giving)

900′ Boardwalk at Warren Nelson Memorial Bog

We See…

…a Bog Boardwalk for learning

…Access to the hidden world of the bog

…an Invitation to explore

…a Path to orchids & Boreal birds

 

Can you help us make Phase 2 of the Warren Nelson Bog a Reality?

Early in 2015, friends of Warren Nelson and members of Friends of Sax-Zim Bog came together to honor the life of Warren Nelson, a passionate birder and photographer, through the purchase of a 40 acre mature black spruce bog in the Sax-Zim Bog Important Bird Area. A HEARTY THANK YOU! to those who donated.

UPDATE ON WARREN NELSON MEMORIAL BOG

We’ve had time to explore the area, discovering numerous bog wildflowers such as Pink Ladyslippers, Bog Solomon’s Seal, and Goldthread and listening to the songs of Nashville Warblers, Winter Wrens, drumming of Black-backed Woodpeckers and even watching a Moose browse across the road.
In July 2016, a major windstorm swept down many trees like pick-up sticks along the roadside. We salvaged the logs and then planted 200 Tamarack and Black Spruce seedlings.

BOG BOARDWALK IS PHASE 2

Now we have the opportunity to continue Warren’s legacy of passing on his love of birds and bogs by constructing a 900’ BOG BOARDWALK so visitors to the area can experience the magic and wonder of walking through a bog, without getting their feet wet, getting lost or breaking an ankle!

We have ordered materials and will be working on it during October and November. We hope to complete the project in February of 2018.

 

HOW CAN YOU HELP? 

Giving is easy online at
https://www.givemn.org/organization/Foszb

(click on the Warren Nelson Memorial Bog Boardwalk tab at the bottom of the page) or mail a check in the enclosed envelope.

$250 or more = Your name/dedication on brass plate on one 8 foot section of boardwalk

Bog Boardwalk Budget…

$17,500—“swamp feet” and brackets

$6,400—arsenic-free treated lumber

$7,000—locally milled Tamarack decking

$5,000—labor

Money Raised so far…

$10,000 Donald Weesner Foundation

$5,000 Hoeg Family Good Neighbor Fund

$20,900 TO BE RAISED WITH YOUR HELP!! 

UPDATE 10-3-17: You’ve generously donated over $2,000 so far…Thanks to all our Bog Buddy members!

YOU CAN DONATE ONLINE HERE!
Boardwalk Work Day
Monday, October 9th

from  9 am to 2pm at the Welcome Center to construct 4×8’ sections of boardwalk 

Tools used: Chop Saw, drill, cordless nailer
Must RSVP to Sparky (sparky@saxzim.org or 218.341.3350)

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