Friendship Levels & Benefits

As a Friend you have the satisfaction of knowing you're contributing to the stewardship and appreciation of the unique natural communities found in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve.

$15 Spotted Salamander Level

At this level you will receive:

  • Monthly Friends of the Pine Bush Community Newsletter
  • 10% off in the Discovery Center Gift Shop
  • 1 Discovery Center program coupon (up to $5 value) per year
  • and a Pine Bush bumper sticker.

Because of the benefits that you will receive, this fee is not tax deductible.

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$25 Box Turtle Level

At this level you will receive:

  • Monthly Friends of the Pine Bush Community Newsletter
  • 10% off in the Discovery Center Gift Shop
  • 2 Discovery Center program coupons (up to $10 value) per year
  • Pine Bush bumper sticker
  • and a Pine Bush patch.

Because of the benefits that you will receive, this fee is not tax deductible.

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$50 Lupine Level

At this level you will receive:

  • Monthly Friends of the Pine Bush Community Newsletter
  • 10% off in the Discovery Center Gift Shop
  • 4 Discovery Center program coupons (up to $20 value) per year
  • Pine Bush bumper sticker
  • and a Pine Bush pint glass or mug.

Because of the benefits that you will receive, this fee is not tax deductible.

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Meet New Friends

  • Be a part of a local scientific community through our monthly Lecture Series and Citizen Science opportunities.
  • Join us for social events like the Pine Bush Perspectives Photo Exhibit Opening, Smokey Bear Day, Lupine Festival and our annual meeting.
  • Take part in fascinating programs designed to inform and delight yearround.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Help Your Friends

Volunteer with us! No experience required!

  • Friends are needed to assist with information tables throughout the Capital District.
  • Assist with a variety of special events.
  • Help our Friends with conservation projects including trail maintenance, Earth Day and National Trails Day.
  • You could even help us write a grant proposal to fund a unique project.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Support Your Friends

  • Protect property through a partnership with Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy. The Land Protection Fund makes this possible.
  • Help children from schools and community organizations travel to educational programs at the Discovery Center through the Ticket to Ride bus transportation project.
  • Make funding possible for specialized projects in the preserve that include acquiring bird banding equipment, and sponsoring internships and training.


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Join by mail. Download a form.

Rather mail a form and check in? Download a printable form. Thank you!

For more information contact us!

518.690.2764

info@PineBushFriends.org

Fine Print

The Friends of the Pine Bush Community, Inc., works cooperatively with the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission to support activities that further conservation & educational purposes in and for the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. A copy of the latest annual report of The Friends may be obtained, upon request, by contacting The Friends at 195 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205, or from the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10271. The Friends of the Pine Bush Community, Inc., is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN #51-0560246.

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We help people get out to enjoy nature and seize opportunities to engage and participate in local learning and scientific research.