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Annual Meeting & Report

75th Anniversary & Annual Meeting

Camp Beaver Creek!

Saturday, September 10, 2022
4:00-8:00 PM


Thank you to everyone that came to our 75th Anniversary Celebration & Annual Meeting. We are so thankful for our members, volunteers, donors, and friends for their support and for helping us recognize Beaver Creek's growth the past 75 years. From tagging Monarchs, to visiting our animal ambassadors in the Scheels Discovery Room, learning about macroinvertebrates and American Kestrels at our Citizen Science Center open house, to enjoying live music, delicious food, and good company... It was an exciting night!

We encourage those that were unable to attend to visit the Wise Nature Center these next few months to see our historical billboards which include pictures, blueprints, and other archives since 1947. Please also fill out a community story card with your favorite Beaver Creek memory so we can keep track of experiences for future celebrations! We also have our NEW historical booklet for sale at our Nature Store. For $8, you can learn all about Beaver Creek's history, see past recipes submitted by members, and read other community stories to get a brief recap from the past 75 years in 28 pages.

2022 Annual Report

Volunteer Award Winners

  • Bruce Willet Service Award - Judy Schwarzmeier
  • Friend of Education - Greg Hirsch
  • Friend of Citizen Science - Sue Crisp
  • Friend of Flora & Fauna - Beth Luck
  • Friend of the Friends - Carol Accola
  • Board Member in Motion - Mark Wise
  • Business in Volunteering - Scheels

We also recognized Bill & Pat Henke for their support and dedication to land conservation and citizen science research through their donation of the Henke Acres back in 2017. To commemorate their special donation, there will be a panoramic photo & plaque in their honor located in the lobby of the Wise Nature Center. Check it out on your next visit!


4:00-6:00 PM - Check in at the Wise Nature Center & Program Open House (tag Monarch butterflies, learn about all things birds, and more!)

6:00-6:30 PM - Dinner & Drinks

6:30-7:30 PM - Annual Meeting & Historical Presentation
*Kids will have the option to join a BCR Naturalist for a kids' program & craft during the Annual Meeting portion.

7:30-8:00 PM - Social Hour & Nighttime Programs

Live music will be performed by the local trio band "Songa." Mario and Sherry Friedel will take you on a journey with their unique vocal and instrumental blend of folk, country, bluegrass, blues, country rock and jazz.

Send us your favorite memories of Beaver Creek!

2022 is a big year for us... We are celebrating our 75th Anniversary! To commemorate this exciting milestone, we want to recognize all the wonderful people, programs, and events that have made Beaver Creek what it is today. Whether you have pictures or stories from when you were a camper, or student visiting with your school group, volunteered for a memorable project, or maybe even experienced a once in a lifetime event right here at the Reserve! We want to hear about it. Share your favorite pictures, stories, and memories with us to help us celebrate our 75th!

Send us any pictures (with captions), stories, etc. you may have along with your name and the date(s) associated with your involvement at Beaver Creek, if you happen to know. Everything can be either mailed in to Beaver Creek Reserve at S1 County Rd K, Fall Creek, WI 54742, or emailed to

Thank you for helping us celebrate all the wonderful things that Beaver Creek has done these past 75 years, and recognize our friends that had helped make it the successful nature reserve that we all know today!