TREK FOR TANGLEWOOD: hikeathon fundraiser!
Tanglewood Nature Center & Museum
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will hold our annual fund raiser virtually. By signing up for our first Trek for Tanglewood event, you will be supporting the preservation of over 300 acres of forever wild land and the education of 30,000 children on the wonders of the natural world.
Ph: 607-732-6060 Fax: 607-732-6210
Members, donors, and gifts
Trek for Tanglewood
443 Coleman Ave. Elmira NY 14903 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.tanglewoodnaturecenter.com Nature Center Hours of Operation:
How does it work?
1. Register online! Registrations by August 20th are guaranteed a t-shirt, but you
Trails open dawn-dusk 365 days/year
can register right up to the last day. There is a minimum participation fee of $30. 2. Participate by hiking any distance at any location between September 17th and October 1st. 3. Ask your family and friends to sponsor your hike. 4. A prize will be presented to the hiker who raises the most money for Tanglewood. Prizes announced October 2nd at 2pm!
CLOSED Saturday-Monday until Labor Day
Nature Center Holiday Closures:
Our mission is to lead and support education and preservation efforts in our region to achieve a heightened awareness, understanding, enjoyment, and caring for our natural environment.
New Year’s Eve. New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and 12/26.
Care and keeping of raptors in captivity
Also, don’t forget to snap a picture while you are out and submit for a chance to win additional prizes in the following categories:
The newsletter of Tanglewood
Most creative family hiking photo Best hiking photo with a pet Most inspiring nature selfie while on a hike Funniest hiking photo Most unique nature finding while hiking
A note from Elaine on Tanglewood’s Re-Opening Scarlet Tanager at Tanglewood. Photo credit: Carrick Palmer.
We opened back up on June 30th! It has been a loonngg 3 ½ months. Our everyday home lives have changed dramatically and things at Tanglewood have too. Thankfully because of the Paycheck Protection Program, we were able to retain the staff. The staff and board have spent the last several months working from home, the staff only coming in to feed animals, groom the trails and pay bills. The last
week in June we were busy readying the building and finishing preparations for a very different looking summer camp. The building has one entrance, one-way traffic, physical distancing, hand sanitizing and face mask requirements, and we had to remove all hands-on materials. We are only open Tuesday-Friday from 9am-4pm until the beginning of September. Summer camp has
been reduced by ¾ and the kids have to wear masks and hand wash as often as they can! Our counselors (our own staff, Ian and Maggie) have to wear masks all the time. All of our regular school, park, PreK and community programs have been canceled, and our fall fundraiser has turned into the virtual Trek for Tanglewood. Continued on next page
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Tanglewood ’s Re-Opening, continued Thank goodness the outdoors is the same! That is something we have all noticed. People have been flocking to our trails during this difficult time. We have been told over and over how much people appreciate having our trail system open as a place to escape to during the lockdown. NATURE IS ESSENTIAL. We have known this, but now we really KNOW. The only place many of us feel safe is in our own homes and outdoors. We are so happy to have been able to keep our trails open during this difficult time.
Other than summer camp, none of our regular programming is able to run. We are recording a few of our programs for purchase online. We are also doing some live webinars for libraries and anyone else who wants them. We won’t be allowed to have any public programs for….? We don’t know how long. Until then, come visit our museum, outdoor aviaries and trails. Keep in touch via Facebook and subscribe to our weekly email. We are bobbing and weaving and ready for whatever comes our way. It’s a beautiful time of year for pollinators!
Membership Drive & Donations
Community Foundation Membership Drive—each of these memberships was matched by an additional $25 from the Community Foundation of Elmira Corning and Finger Lakes. Thank you!
Alejandr Aguilar Leslie Barnes Joseph & Kerry Bocko Meghan Bourke Ellen Boyd Calvin Brewer Gary & Ann Brouse John Busher Betsy Hilfiger & Bill Carey Mary Ann Caroscio Jim & Lois Carter Lisa Chalk Brian & Janet Chilson Marcia Christian Vincent Collins Charlie & Trudy Craig David Crist
Waylon & Theresa Dahl Angela Daniels Lynn Decher Larry & Maddy Dolkart Kintu & Yulonda Early Stephen & Carol Eberhard John & Carol Farrell Pamela Fluent Patrick & Kari Flynn Barbara Friedman Rich Gridley Elizabeth Groman Michael & Michelle Halpren Carl & Cindy Hayden Matt & Valerie Heywood Linda Hillman Kurt Hollasch Jeremy & Lynsey Hourihan Kay Hover Kim Huston Laura Ingle Douglas Iszard Bryan & Janice Jarvis Karen Jennings Mary Johnson John & Lynn Kaemmerer David & Katrina Keefe Richard & Marcia Kimball Michelle & Gautam Kudva Michael & Marilyn Lepak William & Barbara Lock Michael & Molly Lutz Gary Martelli Angela May John & Barbara McGlenn David Boor & Ellen McHugh Ken & Jill McLaughlin Deanna Middaugh Josh & Jennifer Miller Ann Millhollen Cindy Moran Dustin & Kierin Morgan Paul Donnelly & Mary Nevin John Niles Gail Norwood Stanley & Stacey Oparil David Ebeltoft & Payal Patel Chuck & Mary Jane Paternoster William & Mary Anne Perks Maureen Prapestis Gaylen Raisler Doug & Stephanie Reed Brie Riesbeck Kristina Sager Thomas & Patricia Santulli Maxwell Garten & Breanna Savard Duane & Michelle Saxton
Les & Bonnie Schweizer Steve & Anita Seaberg Jennifer Share Marc & Tracey Stemerman Mike & Patty Stephens Beatrice Stephens Dan & Lolly Stowell Marty Strong George Strothmann Richard Kennedy & Theresa Taylor Brian & Rhonda Tebin Ann Thorner Sarah Tronkowski Ted & Sandy Tubbs Meme Updegraff Ron & Erica Verkleeren Martha Pierce & Jack Walsh Christopher Walters Norm & Margaret Ward Ken Sobel & Amy White Richard & Diane Wilbur Tracey Wilkerson Thomas & Shirley Wingert, Sr. Arian Witt Chris & Melissa Yearick Rui Zhang Annual Appeal Paul Agid Tedd & Carol Arnold Bruce Atkins Matthew & Anne Brand Michael Cain William & Mary Chervenak Brian & Janet Chilson Edward & Gail Cordes Jacqueline Egger Noel Sylvester & Jennifer Fais Barbara Friedman Alan Gaylord James & Barbara Hassell Geoff & Joan Heywood Paul Hoff Jeremy & Lynsey Hourihan James & Kemberly Kaffenbarger David & Marinanne Lubin Katherine Mekos Ann Millhollen Scott & Sharon Moore Art & Bev Morrell John & Sharon Neidrich Ron & Chris Panosian Mary Passage Karen Peterson Robert & Kristin Rider Brandon Saylor Jeri Wall & Jay Schissell
Peter & Kathleen Schweizer Timothy & Gretchen Sharlow John & Jane Slechta Damian & Christina Sonsire Robert & Heather Stanton Gerould's Pharmacy Trek for Tanglewood Sponsors BCK Partners Bulkhead Hardware Cargill Salt Janelle Shafer Lighthouse Liquors & Wines Mengel Metzger Barr & Co. Perry & Carroll Ruffwear Stan’s No Tubes Grants Anderson Foundation Anonymous Chemung County Room Tax Community Foundation of ElmiraCorning & the Finger Lakes Hilliard Foundation Lori Crumb Paycheck Protection Program ZBGA
Monetary Donations Alexandra Belinky Big Flats Lions Club Duke & Wendy Carroll Vincent Collins Lori Crumb Jim & Sharon Emmick Marianne Frei Barbara Friedman Laura Inlge William & Barbara Lock Deanna Middaugh Art & Bev Morrell Gaylen Raisler David & Patricia Silvernail John & Jane Slechta United Way Ron & Erica Verkleeren Tom & Shirley Wingert Newsletter Sponsor Anonymous Animal Sponsor Madeline Michael Christmas Melissa Maddocks Alyvia & Alexandra Miner
Sophie Sramek Gifts in Honor In Honor of Michael and Michelle Halperin David Morgan In Honor of James Aller Norris Patricia Belden In Honor of Charles and Muriel Friend Charley and Lori Friend In Honor of the Valentine Family Dorothy Valentine In Honor of Frank and Linda Gudas Joseph and Giuliana Calderone In Honor of Frank Gudas Joseph & Giuliana Calderone In Memory of Steven Osgood Jayne McMillen In Honor of Dr. John Juriga Tina Nichols, MD Kenneth Sobel, MD Amy White, MD Wayne & Valerie Bushey In Kind Donations Nancy Bird Timothy hay, alfalfa and water bottle ECSD Scholastic books from Nurturing Chemung Literacy Grant Duke and Wendy Carroll Office/membership supplies and veggies for the animals Elizabeth Hasson Towels Sara Hurley Nature magazines John & Fran Juriga Framed prints, bird boxes and birding game Michael & Casey Mason Chinchilla supplies Gail Norwood Children’s books, craft paper, and mealworms Danielle Wagner Towels, sponges, bleach, Tide, Dawn and scrub brushes Ian & Christina McLaughlin Animal food and supplies Myles Wegmans gift card Troop 87 Big Flats Bluebird houses