The Gillette Nature Association is a non-profit organization that promotes and sponsors interpretive activities and educational opportunities for the Muskegon and Ottawa county community surrounding the Gillette Visitor Center at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park.
With the assistance of volunteers, the Association hosts seasonal events at the Gillette Visitor Center to heighten public awareness to the unique natural features of the park.
In addition to hosting special events, the Association provides funding for new exhibits, interpretive trail markers, audio-visual programs, educational materials and school outreach programs.
The Association is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Association's raises funds through it's membership program and several fund raising events throughout the year. All membership fees and donations are tax deductable. To learn more about supporting the GNA by volunteering, donations and membership, visit our support pages.
The Gillette Nature Association has continued its tradition of financial and volunteer support for the Center and is now in an exciting phase of growth. The Association headed by Mary Holmes Sorenson is working to recruit new members and volunteers, create new educational and recreational programs for the community, including providing live animal programs in area schools, providing transportation grants to local schools unable to pay for busing to bring children to the park, sponsoring No Child Left Inside Day in honor of Earth Day, and creating a fund at the Muskegon Community Foundation.