Giving Tree


In Honor of a friend, family member or family name, or another milestone celebration

~ A single maple leaf is woven with greater intricacy than the finest French lace ~

The “Giving Tree” is a beautiful indoor mural painted by local artist, Carol Coogan, located in the vestibule between the Five Rivers Visitor Center and Guided School Program building.

Three sizes of leaves are available to purchase in honor of a friend or family member for a variety of occasions.  The name of the person honored will be burned onto the leaf and affixed to the tree mural. Those honored will receive a beautiful note card with a photo of the mural ​and their leaf.  Names will also be listed below.  All proceeds benefit the mission of Friends of Five Rivers to support environmental education and land preservation.

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$750+ Leaf Contributions

Bethlehem Central High School (BCHS)
Class of 1960


In honor of Ann Harrison upon her retirement as Bureau Chief for NYSDEC’s Environmental Education presented by Friends of Five River


In loving memory of Armand F. Baker
from Lisa Baker

In honor of John McGuiness for his hard work and dedication as part of the NYSDEC Five Rivers maintenance team presented by Friends of Five River.  “John has been the best friend ‘Friends’ could ever have on a maintenance team. Despite the constant demands of his position, John remained accessible and dedicated to the educational goals of Friends programming, making him an integral part of the education team,” shared Nancy Conway, Director of Education.

$500 Leaf Contributions

Vanstone Family
for the memorial to parents:  John & Josephine Vanstone (May 11, 2022)


Pastena Family

$250 Leaf Contributions

In Memory of Otto Mertz
from Linda Mertz


Steadman Family


Katelyn Ouellette DiPaola
In Honor of Grandpa Mark Ouellette


Mary Louise Stanford


In Memory of Nancy Carter
from Zachary Usher


In Memory of Larry Saltwell
from Mike & Ann D’Attilio


In honor of Keelin, Ashlyn, & Avery Bush
from Marcia Hermann


In honor of Warren & Becca Albright
from Richard & Barbara Nussbaum


Robbins Family


Bethlehem Garden Club


Kanuck Family


In Memory of Charles Wagner
from Patricia McNamara
Charles Wagner passed from his life on earth on December 30, 2020.  He was humble, intelligent, kind to everyone and a devoted husband.  His maple leaf on the Giving Tree at Five Rivers is a memorial to Charles, a beautiful soul.  Nous t’aimons





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