Wish List


Schiff Nature Preserve relies heavily on the generosity of its members, grants, and in-kind donations to remain financially sustainable. Donating an in-kind item allows Schiff’s operating dollars to stretch farther and gives our members and donors the satisfaction of knowing that your gift is helping us to offer quality programs and activities and steward this land.

We also encourage and model fiscally responsible operations, so we welcome offers of in-kind or preowned items not listed here. For example, we recently accepted an in-kind donation of a “newer” refrigerator that was an upgrade to our current refrigerator.

Schiff's Nature Center can use the following:

Your in-kind donation can help offset the expenses of the capital repairs needed at Schiff's Wood Badge Lodge:

  • Septic system installation
  • Water line installation
  • Retaining wall repair
  • Sliding glass door repair/replacement
  • Kitchen remodel
  • Fireplace insert or wood stove purchase and installation
  • Interior and exterior painting

Your in-kind donation can help offset the expenses of the replenishing various consumable supplies such as:

  • Driveway crushed gravel stone
  • Native plants and saplings for replanting
  • Bags of organic soil
  • Lumber
  • Fencing posts, rails, and materials

Your in-kind donations of recycled/gently used:

  • Nature and ecology books of all sorts for our lending library
  • Newspaper (clean and bundled or bagged for use for making tie dyes)
  • 5-gallon plant pots for dividing native plants