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3854 Crawford Road ● Dryden, Michigan 48428 ● (810) 796-3200

Opportunities to Contribute

Seven Ponds Nature Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We depend on the generosity of our members and supporters in order to fulfill our mission. Please consider one of the giving opportinities shown below. We truly appreciate your support!

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The year’s end marks our Special Gifts Campaign. We count on our supporters far and wide to consider Seven Ponds Nature Center in their gift giving. The funds raised during the campaign help the nature center meet its budgetary goals, ensuring another successful year of impacting the community by providing high quality environmental education programs, conducting activities for families, and maintaining this special place as a sanctuary for wildlife and a peaceful retreat for visitors.


Honor a friend or family member with a donation to Seven Ponds. We will use these gifts to impact the future by connecting children with nature.

Scout volunteers

Each fall we plant numerous trees around the nature center grounds, protecting them from browsing deer with a fence enclosure. Help us create a "forest of the future" by purchasing a native tree.

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Some places are so special that people find themselves returning over and over again. Seven Ponds Nature Center is one of those places. Over the first 50 years, more than a million people, representing four generations, participated in the nature center's programs. Hundreds of thousands of school children have walked the trails.

Seven Ponds is indeed a very special place and you will be in good company when you make a planned gift to Seven Ponds. Click the link below to learn more about how planned giving can benefit Seven Ponds.

If you do your personal or gift shopping online, please use - and designate Seven Ponds Nature Center for your 0.5% donation each and every time you shop. offers the same selection and prices as the regular Amazon site, but you're able to designate Seven Ponds as a beneficiary of every purchase you make - at no cost to you! You shop, Seven Ponds benefits!


If you are over 70 1/2 you are required to start taking funds (RMD: Required Minimum Distribution) from your IRA, 401K, or sheltered accounts. There are ways you can save significant amounts on taxes and help Seven Ponds. You may avoid the normal income tax on these withdrawals if you donate the money directly to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The government does this to encourage charitable giving and it's a great way to save a significant amount on taxes and maximize your gift to Seven Ponds. Talk with your financial advisor if this strategy seems like a fit for you.


Donating appreciated stocks may help you save on your taxes. If you sell appreciated stocks you will face capital gains tax on the increased value of your stocks. The good news is this: if you donate the stocks you can avoid paying capital gains taxes altogether. Contact the nature center or your financial advisor to find out how easy it can be to donate stocks to Seven Ponds.

Making a donation is simple and easy!