San Bernardino National Forest Association Your Partner for Conservation, Education & Recreation A 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization SBNFA.org Give the Gift of Membership to Yourself, Loved Ones & the Forest This Holiday Season November 27, 2009 – January 10, 2010 A Native Seedling will be planted with each membership Give a unique holiday gift! Spend $50 Adventure Outpost &/or Paid Tours @ Big Bear Discovery Center & donate $10; receive a $50 membership Spend $100 & donate $20; receive two $50.00 memberships; or, one $100 membership Spend $200 & donate $50; receive five$50.00 memberships or, one $250 membership Receive a special gift! $25.00 Value Help Restore Our National Forest Grow Tomorrow’s Stewards, Today Create Advocacy through Environmental Education Give the gift of health to the San Bernardino National Forest! A native seedling will be planted in your honor* with each membership (*or, as designated) by Forest Aid volunteers; March – May, 2010. Forest Aid is a forest restoration partnership of the San Bernardino National Forest Association, U.S. Forest Service and LA-based, TreePeople and is one of the largest volunteer-led tree planting programs on Southern California National Forests. 2010 goal is 25,000 seedlings by 2,000+ volunteers to be planted in the burn areas from the 2003 and 2007 wildfires. Visit forestaid.net for more info and volunteer opportunities; volunteer registration is available NOW! Group plantings and corporation team building events are also available; check the website for more contact information. Residents’ Rewards For Those Living In and Near Our Forests! November 2009 – May 2010 Use your Residents’ Rewards spending towards your SBNFA membership! Register at the Discovery Center Adventure Outpost, complete your $200 shopping punch card and receive a $50 “same as cash” shopping certificate redeemable at the Adventure Outpost. For every $50 in combined store/tour purchases, spend an additional $10 to receive your SBNFA membership ($200 level requires a $50 donation). And, your additional $10 amounts will be credited to your punch card; allowing you to earn your $50 shopping certificate FASTER! Residents’ Rewards is available to full and part-time residents in 92314, 92315, 92333, 92386 zip codes; proof of residency is required. Program is valid through May 31, 2010. Give the Gift of Membership to: Name _____________________________________________ Address___________________________________________________ City______________________________________________________ State ______________ Zip ___________ Phone # __________________ Email _____________________________________________________ A native seedling to be planted in honor of: ______________________________________________________________ Honoree names will be listed on SBNFA.org website; Seedlings of Hope page Your seedling will be planted by Forest Aid volunteers during March – May, 2010 on the San Bernardino National Forest; restoring the burn areas from the 2003 and 2007 wildfires. I wish to designate my membership support to: (Optional) ___ Big Bear Discovery Center ___ Children’s Forest ___ Fire Lookout Program ___ Off Highway Vehicle Program ___ Urban Conservation Corps ___ Other; Please Name ________________________________ The San Bernardino National Forest Association is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization; Tax I.D. 33-0556414. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Membership Fulfillment: Our heartfelt thanks for considering, or more importantly, becoming a member of the San Bernardino National Forest Association. Your investment will work hard through environmental education aimed at creating better stewards of all ages on our public lands through compelling programming reaching over 275,000 annual visitors and residents of the San Bernardino National Forest managed by the SBNFA’s six divisions and its hard-working base of 1,000 volunteers. Creating stewards is equally as important to our restoration commitment on the SBNF through Forest Aid tree planting initiative, miles of trail restoration and growing native seedlings at our Children’s Forest greenhouse. Upon purchase of your membership level, a package will be mailed to you at the address noted above containing all of the merchandise elements that correspond to your level. Included will be your membership card which must be used to obtain discounts on Adventure Outpost merchandise and Discovery Center paid tours. All other merchandise will be printed pieces to use for redemption. Program Contact: Kathy Clapsaddle SBNFA Events and Marketing Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 805.750.2506 Give the Gift of Membership Benefits $50 Quaking Aspen Complimentary copy of SBNFA Newsletter Monthly E-Blast Updates of SBNFA Events and Activities 10% Discount at Adventure Outpost Retail Stores* 10% Discount on all Discovery Center Paid Tours; visit SBNFA.org for dates A native seedling planted in member’s honor through Forest Aid 2010 SBNFA Member Card $100 Stately Cedar Same as above, plus 1 Ticket to Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater; Concert of Choice; with the purchase of 1 ticket (Excludes Mountain Music Festival) $250 Fantastic Fir Same as above, plus 1 “May the Forest Be With You” 100% Organic T-Shirt 2 Tickets to Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater; Concert of Choice; with purchase of 1 ticket (Includes Mountain Music Festival) $500 Giant Juniper Same as above, plus 15% Discount (supersedes 10%) at Adventure Outpost Retail Stores* 15% Discount (supersedes 10%) on all Paid Tours 4 Tickets to Discovery Center Amphitheater Concert of Choice 1 San Bernardino National Forest Adventure Pass (annual; good for one year) Recognition in SBNFA Annual Report $1,000 Magnificent Mountain Mahogany Same as above, plus 2 Season Passes to Discovery Center Amphitheater Concert Series 1 America the Beautiful Pass (annual; good for one year) Recognition plaque on Big Bear Discovery Center Wall of Honor $2,500 Towering Pine Same as above, plus 20% Discount (supersedes15%) at Adventure Outpost Retail Stores* 20% Discount (supersedes 15%) on all Paid Tours 20% Discount on sleeping rooms at Northwoods Resort & Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa 1 Night’s Accommodations at Morton Peak Fire Lookout with dinner basket and 1 bottle of wine (Lookout subject to change due to weather; fire, etc.) $5,000 Majestic Oak Same as above, plus 4 Season Passes to Discovery Center Amphitheater Concert Series Lifetime recognition plaque on Wall of Honor at the Big Bear Discovery Center Seasonal Tree Planting Teambuilding Event on the San Bernardino National Forest Private Guided Expedition for 8 (1 day); or classroom field trip (restrictions apply**) *Applicable to SBNFA-themed merchandise only; available at Discovery Center and Mountain Aromas, Lake Arrowhead Resort All memberships may be packaged into $50 incremental denominations. Give them as unique holiday gifts to family, friends and co-workers! Tax deductible to the extent allowed by law San Bernardino National Forest Association Fact Sheet Key nonprofit partner to the U.S. Forest Service committed to a shared mission of “caring for the land and serving the people”. Over 1,000 SBNFA volunteers contributed 70,000 service hours in FY 2008/09 to carry forward this mission. Here’s a sample of accomplishments on the San Bernardino National Forest: Conservation Maintained and restored over 150 miles of trails Backbone leadership to planting 20,000 native seedlings through Forest Aid 2009 Plus 10,000 seedlings planted through Children’s Forest Youth Leaders Eliminated over 11,000 lbs. of trash from streams and forestland Education Greeted over 275,000 visitors/mountaintop residents at Discovery Center, Children’s Forest, Fire Lookouts with focused environmental education messages through interpretive programming and guided tours Reached over 4,500 school children with state approved curriculum aimed at molding tomorrow’s environmental decision makers, today Launched SBNFA AmeriCorps Conservation Corps offering inner-city youth workforce skills development and scholarship opportunities through conservation-related public service Recreation OHV volunteers patrolled 250 miles of trails promoting safety and stay on trail messages, and checked for spark arresters/sound levels Educated 2,900 visitors through recreational tours Connected over 2,300 music enthusiasts with Music in the Mountains summer concert series; enjoying quality music under the stars at 7,000’; $10,000 in net proceeds was donated to The Lighthouse Project; a nonprofit partner based in the Big Bear Valley and mutually committed to creating a lifelong foundation in youth for learning, building strong bodies, minds and environmental stewards of public lands.