Support the outdoors with a year-end donation to the DNRThere’s still time to make a year-end gift to the outdoors through a donation to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
There’s still time to make a year-end gift to the outdoors through a donation to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
A year-end donation may be tax-deductible and will help ensure that Minnesota’s natural resources are protected and not lost for future generations. Monetary donations can be designated to support a specific project or program.
Nongame wildlife program supports projects to protect birds, animals and their habitats, conduct surveys, and fund research for nongame species. Eighty percent of this program is funded through tax-deductible donations. Donate online at www.mndnr.gov/eco/nongame/checkoff.html or have a tax preparer check the loon box on the tax form.
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Walk-In Access program allows public hunting on private land. In two years, the program has grown to 15,000 acres across 21 counties in southwestern Minnesota. Donations will allow the program to expand and grow, providing more opportunities for hunters to get on the land. Visit www.mndnr.gov/walkin for more information.
Donations can also be directed to the Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) Critical habitat matching program. This program matches cash or land donations dollar for dollar with funds generated by the critical habitat license plate fees (deer and loon and other conservation plates) or other appropriations. Funds are used to acquire or develop critical habitat in Minnesota. Go to www.dnr.state.mn.us/grants/land/rim.html for more information.
Financial gifts of any amount can be also mailed to: DNR Donations, 500 Lafayette Road, Box 25, St. Paul, MN 55155. Make checks payable to: DNR and specify the program in the memo.
For more information, call the DNR Information Center, 651-296-6157 or toll-free 888-646-6367, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.