Earth Day Every Day

Celebrating Earth Day All. Month. Long!

“Earth Day Every Day” encourages local community members to engage in sustainable and environmentally focused activities throughout the Chippewa Valley to not only improve our immediate local environment, but to learn about eco-friendly resources and actions in our community.

Since 2019, we had over 400 teams participate in our annual Earth Week Challenge, but we wanted to do more and make “Earth Day” a community-wide effort. We've reevaluated the Challenge to encourage individuals and families to participate in hands-on activities within their community for the entire month of April!

To include more community events, we decided to expand our Earth Week and celebrate Earth Day all month long! Our new campaign called “Earth Day Every Day” promotes community events, Beaver Creek programs, and long-term sustainability in the Chippewa Valley. Teams will no longer be submitting completed challenge tasks for points, but instead attending events for raffle prizes. We will still be hosting Earth Week as a designated week leading up to Earth Day to encourage visiting local county and state parks, and to participate in our countdown to Earth Day photo contest. Then we’ll finish the week with our Earth Day Walk (see below)!

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How it works:

Step 1:  Check out our list of activities going on the month of April.

Step 2: Register for the events that peak your interest! Most events have registration deadlines, so be sure to sign up before it’s too late.

Step 3: Attend the events! Participants will get put into drawings at the end of each event for raffle prizes. Prizes include: gift cards to local stores, Beaver Creek memberships and discounts to our store, Triple Play memberships (a membership to Beaver Creek Resrve, the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire, and the Chippewa Valley Museum), and more!

Step 4: Participate in our Earth Week Photo Contest! See below for more details.

Step 5: Learn about other ways you can be green! Check out other sustainable initiatives you can intergrate into your daily lifestyle.

Step 6: Have fun! Sustainability is important – for a healthy community, clean air, available natural resources, and an overall green environment. Supporting our planet should be simple and fun!

Winners of raffle prizes will be announced following each program.

*By participating in Earth Day Every Day, all photos shared with us via social media or through our photo contest (see below) website will be used for marketing efforts related to Earth Day (please do not select "Please Share" if you don't want your photos shared publically).

Earth Day Walk

Saturday, April 22 from 1:00-4:00 PM

T-shirt included: BCR Friends $15, Nonmembers $20
T-shirt not included: $10/person

We're taking last year's Pollinator Fun Run/Walk to a whole new level with an “Earth Day Walk!” Instead of promoting just pollinators, we’ll be promoting all things Earth Day! Participants will receive a t-shirt for attending the event. Register by Sunday, April 9 to guarantee yourself a shirt. T-shirts for walk-ins will be first-come-first-served. Make sustainable seed starters, enjoy a dirt cup (Oreo pudding & gummy worms), participate in a scavenger hunt, and more!

Click on "Earth Day Walk" under the quick links section to learn more.

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Earth Week Photo Contest

April 17-23, 2023

During Earth Week, we’re counting down to Earth Day with our Earth Week Photo Contest! All Eau Claire county parks and Beaver Creek Reserve will be FREE this week.

To put your name in the drawing for prizes, all you have to do is share a photo of your visit, or time spent outside with us! Upload your pictures to our website HERE or share it on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #BCREarthWeek. Photos can include you, your friends, and family exploring nature, or nature itself. All photos deemed sharable will be shared on our Facebook page at the end of the week to be voted on by our followers, and your friends and family!

What makes a photo shareable? Any photo shared on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #BCREarthWeek or submitted through our website and checked “Please Share!” will be uploaded. If you do not want your photo shared on our Facebook page, do not select the “Please Share!” checkbox on our website. The photo with the most LIKES by the end of the contest will receive a prize! The contest will run for 3 days, starting Monday, April 24-Wednesday, April 26. Check out ou website below for more details.

Submit a Picture