The Northwoods Bear Foundation is a private non-profit corporation that provides support and advocacy for the American Black Bear, its habitat and protection. We are the official sponsors of the annual Lilypad Picnic® in Ely, Minnesota.

For questions or concerns regarding the picnic, please contact us here.

Your NBF members are:

Linda Bent-Ziobro - President
Jen McCron - Vice President
Sandie Donner - Treasurer
Jennifer Clayburg - Secretary/Public Relations

Special thanks to:

The staff at, Whitewolf Entertainment, PixController, Inc. and

The NBF would also like to offer our sincere thanks to:
The city of Ely, the Ely Chamber of Commerce, the Grand Ely Lodge and all of the businesses who support the Lilypad Picnic® and guests. We look forward to seeing you at the next picnic!

For more information on Lily the other bears of Shadow's clan, visit:

To all who have donated - your generosity is greatly appreciated!

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