The Friends Of Briar Bush

Emergency Fund

Dear Friend of Briar Bush Nature Center, 


If there was ever a time that The Friends of Briar Bush needed your help, it is now. 


On March 13, 2020, Briar Bush Nature Center closed our doors for the well-being of our community, volunteers, and staff. Our staff immediately began cleaning the museum in the hopes of inviting visitors back into a risk-free environment by the end of March. In addition, our team, dedicated to The Friends of Briar Bush mission, began producing free versions of some of our most popular public programs including our preschool program, Magic Mornings, and our monthly senior program, SAGE. In addition, we created Nature Breaks,  a social media campaign, which provides easy ways to connect with nature from the safety of your home. 


However, the days turned into weeks and other challenges presented themselves. Every spring field trip scheduled to come to Briar Bush, every nature program that we were supposed to bring into classrooms, every birthday party we were supposed to help celebrate, and every  public program that was on our calendars would need to be cancelled. In addition, it became more and more obvious that we would not be able to run our traditional summer camp program. In the end, The Friends of Briar Bush  has lost over ________________ during the spring and summer season of 2020 alone.


Then, on June 3rd, a storm brought strong winds and a lot of destruction to the community. Large areas of our community were out of power for weeks. Briar Bush’s museum, bird observatory, and animal ambassadors all made it through the storm. Our Members’ Grove, however, was completely destroyed as the straight line winds blew right through BBNC knocking down some of our oldest trees like dominos.


Please consider donating to our Emergency Fund and help The Friends of Briar Bush continue to inspire the community to love, protect, and enjoy nature for generations to come. 


Thank you!

The Friends of Briar Bush