Board Members Needed – Friends of Maplewood Nature

Do you live in or near Maplewood?  Do you have an interest in habitat conservation, nature preservation, and environmental stewardship?  Are you seeking a board position with reasonable time expectations offering you the opportunity to utilize your skills and talents to positively impact a small, growing nonprofit organization?  Consider joining the board of the Friends of Maplewood Nature!

Friends of Maplewood Nature

Address: 2659 East Seventh Street, Maplewood, MN 55119


Mission: Promote, support, and enhance growth of the Maplewood Nature Center and Neighborhood Preserves.

The Friends of Maplewood Nature was established in 2007 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. For the benefit of the community, Friends of Maplewood Nature complements tax dollars spent on management of these natural areas and the Nature Center’s educational programs. Maplewood Nature Center (MNC) was created in 1979 because citizens recognized the need for green space within a busy community. Since its beginning, MNC has provided environmental programs to educate school children and the public. In 1993, the Center expanded its mission when the citizens of Maplewood overwhelmingly voted for a five-million-dollar referendum to purchase open spaces identified by the Open Space Committee. The Neighborhood Preserve system now has 14 sites.

Position Information
We are seeking candidates with an interest in supporting habitat conservation, nature preservation, environmental education, and environmental stewardship who will serve as active partners in carrying out and expanding the possibilities of the organization.

  • Desired skills/qualities: We are interested in individuals with the following skills: marketing and public relations, fundraising, volunteer recruitment, and nonprofit management experience. We will consider candidates from all sectors (government, corporate, small business, nonprofit).
  • Meeting time and frequency: every other month, usually Tuesday or Wednesday evenings
  • Meeting location: at the Maplewood Nature Center
  • Length of Term: 2 years
  • Time Expectation: 3-8 hours per month

If interested, please send an email regarding your interest and your resume to Jim Beardsley at Thank you!