Legacy Gifts

Include the Park in Your Will

Leave a legacy behind by investing in your national parks, and ensure that these special places will be protected and preserved for future generations. Contact Anna by email at awaugh@parkconnection.org or call 651-291-8164 to discuss planned giving.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of securities are easy to make and offer significant tax advantages since donors are able to deduct the fair market value of the gift. Contact Anna by email at awaugh@parkconnection.org or call 651-291-8164 to set up a gift of stock.

Donate a Tree: A Living Investment in Your National Park

One of the many important projects that Mississippi Park Connection supports is habitat restoration throughout the park, from removing invasive species to planting native grasses and trees. Together with our many volunteers, the National Park Service has planted thousands of trees each year to restore the banks of the Mississippi River.

Your donation of $100 will plant a tree in our park.

Your gift also makes you a member of Mississippi Park Connection! Invest in your national park by donating a tree today.

Invest in a grove (12 trees) with a gift of $1,000 and you will have an opportunity to join park staff for the planting on site.

All donors’ names will be included in our Tree Builders Trust. You may also choose to donate in honor of a loved one and have that person’s name added to our Tree Builders Trust.


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Thanks to our Community Donors

  • 3M Foundation
  • Boston Scientific Foundation
  • City of Saint Paul – Cultural STAR
  • Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program
  • Eco Adapt
  • Ecolab Foundation
  • Frederic and Margaret Weyerhaeuser Foundation
  • Friends of the Lock and Dam
  • Garden Club of America
  • General Mills
  • HandsOn Twin Cities
  • Krahl-Thacker Family Foundation
  • Lake Minnetonka Gardening Club
  • The McKnight Foundation
    Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
  • MN Pollution Control Agency
  • Mortenson Family Foundation
  • National Environmental Education Foundation
  • National Fish & Wildlife Foundation
  • National Park Foundation
  • National Park Service
  • Patagonia Saint Paul
  • Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation
  • Periscope
  • RBC Blue Waters Fund
  • Red Wing Shoes
  • REI
  • River Road Foundation
  • Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Board
  • Tennant Foundation
  • The Driscoll Foundation
  • The Gordon and Jeanne Shepard Family Fund
  • The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread
  • The Open Door Foundation
  • VOYA
  • Wenonah Canoe Inc.
  • WM Foundation
  • XCEL Energy