ABNC Membership

Memberships are crucial to the continued operation of the Athol Bird and Nature Club. Join or Renew now or make a Donation to support our environmental programs and initiatives.

ABNC was organized in 1963 and is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  The Club is self-supporting, maintained and operated by volunteers.  The Club is the managing partner of the Millers River Environmental Center.  Staffed programs run at the Center are funded by grants and generous donations from members and friends. All membership dues and all additional donations may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. Consult with your tax advisor.

We invite you to click here to use our Online  Membership Form to join or to renew your membership.  You will have the option to pay by check or by credit card. If you choose to check, we will e-mail you a copy of your form to print and mail in with your check.  If you choose a credit card, you will be sent to PayPal to choose the billing details.

If you wish, you may instead click here to download a printable Membership Form (PDF)  and mail it to us with a check.

Membership Benefits
Members are added to our automated email list to receive notices of activities of the ABNC and associated groups of the Millers River Environmental Center.  Effective September 1, 2015 optional Club window decals are free (see membership form).

Many local merchants give a discount on certain products if you show your membership card before checkout.
*** NOTE: this list is subject to change without notice. Be sure to check with the merchant. ****
Athol Agway – 5% discount on wild bird seed and bird feeders.
Trail Head – 10% off all regular priced merchandise
Grrr Gear – 10% off a purchase of $50.00 or more (good deals on binoculars!)
Mount Tully Kennels -10% off wild bird seed
Peak Paddlesports – free rental of the ABNC canoes (reservations required)
– 10% off their boat rentals.
Millers River Cafe – a menu item (a sandwich probably) where a portion of the proceeds of each one sold will go to the ABNC.

What do we do with your dues money? Is it tax deductible?
Club membership dues are used to pay for programs and speakers, management of the Environmental Center, Club projects, and Club membership in other conservation and research organizations.

Additional donations to ABNC are used to support the operation of the Environmental Center (heat and lights) plus care of the Natural History collection.

If you do not wish to join ABNC or renew your membership, but would like to make a donation to support our environmental programs and initiatives, or to make a donation in memory of Robert Coyle, please click here to use our Online Donation Form.