HACKENSACK -- Membership in FRIENDS of Deep Portage Conservation Reserve entitles people to a subscription to the Deep Portage Log (newsletter), discounts on a variety of Saturday programs offered, and a collectible Deep Portage mug with the critter design for the year. To become a member of FRIENDS, people can buy an individual membership for $25, a household membership for $35, Centurion for $100 to $499, a Patron membership for $500 to $999, or a Benefactor membership for $1,000-plus. This membership provides support to the education and conservation programming at Deep Portage. Some Saturdays a program is planned. These programs range from picture framing to dog-sledding, to a holiday craft day. FRIENDS members get a half price discount on their participation in the Saturday program. The membership mugs are collectibles and are one of a kind each year with the "critter" for that year imprinted on the mug. They are available only to members of FRIENDS. Contributions are tax deductible. Contact Deep Portage at 682-2325 to become a member. Deep Portage also offers the purchase of a brick for a $100 contribution. These red bricks will have buyers' names imprinted on the brick and will form a patio.
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