Help support Beaver Creek Reserve with a donation
Beaver Creek Reserve is operated by the Friends of Beaver Creek Reserve which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Donations to Beaver Creek Reserve help us continue our mission of connecting people with nature.
Donate to our Annual Mission Fund
Last year, we celebrated 75 years since Beaver Creek Reserve's establishment in 1947. Our goal was to raise $75,000 in 2022 towards our 75th Anniversary Annual Fund to help recognize this exciting milestone! This year, we're expanding the fund to the "Annual Mission Fund," dedicated to supporting all aspects of Beaver Creek Reserve and to recognize all the people, programs, and partnerships that help us meet our mission of connecting people with nature each year.
Separate from the Endowment Fund, this annual fund will help cover the costs of smaller recurring, unexpected, or much needed updates to our daily operations outside of the annual budget. Some examples include:
- Programmatic support
- Student scholarships
- Animal care
- Trail maintenance
- Hiring seasonal employees
- Building, grounds and equipment repairs
Donate to our Endowment Fund
The Friends of Beaver Creek Reserve Endowment Fund was established to ensure the future of the Reserve in an uncertain time. If needed, the General Fund would support the Reserve's daily operations and has been used to complete special projects outside of the annual budget. The General Fund makes certain that Beaver Creek Reserve will be able to achieve our mission of connecting people with nature for generations to come.
Besides the General Fund, four other named funds were started to support specific aspects of our operations:
Jim Schwiebert Butterfly House Fund
The Jim Schwiebert Butterfly House fund provides long-term financial support for the Butterfly House at Beaver Creek Reserve. Funds will be used for unexpected repairs, supplies and other needed items.
The Henke Acres Fund
Created by the Henke Family, this fund ensures the future of Beaver Creek Reserve’s Henke Acres property. This fund will be used to maintain the property, build structures, and fund programs and scientific studies held on the Henke Acres land.
Doug and Kate Lindsay Adventure Fund
Created when Kate retired as Administrator of the Friends of Beaver Creek Reserve, this fund is used to purchase or replace recreational equipment like kayaks, GPS units, snowshoes, skis and binoculars used by visitors, camp rental groups, and program attendees.
The Citizen Science Center Fund
The Citizen Science Center, the only one of its kind in Wisconsin, has a secure and stable future thanks to this fund. Donations to the CSC Fund will be used to continue field surveys, add new programs, maintain necessary staff levels, and provide professional development.
Donate to Luna the Owl's Fund
Our beloved Barred Owl, Luna, needs your help! She came to us from a raptor rehabilitation center in 2013 with an eye injury after being hit by a car. We recently learned that this injury was more serious than originally diagnosed and has worsened creating discomfort. In order to ease her pain, and continue to properly care for Luna, we need to have her eye removed. Because of her injury, she did become blind in that eye which was why she wasn't able to be released back into the wild after her rehabilitation, so removing this eye will not change her vision, only help her be more comfortable.
This is where we need you! Our goal is to raise $5,000 to help pay for this surgery, and cover costs for follow-up appointments, medications, and needed changes to her enclosure. Thank you for supporting Luna and our animal ambassador program!
Donate to our Amazon Wish List
Check out our Amazon wish list! We appreciate all types of donations here at Beaver Creek. Whether you are giving a monetary donation, product donation, donating your time as a volunteer, or supporting us in other ways, we are so thankful for your contributions to our organization. But are you looking for more ways to give? Check out our Amazon wish list and see all the items we are in need of for our programs, animal care, maintenance updates, and more! Buy items from our wish list and have them directly shipped to us. Click on the link below to access our list.
Your donation supports:
- Environmental Education Programs
- The Greenhouse and Butterfly House
- Exhibit upkeep and improvements
- Recreational Equipment
- Summer Camp Scholarships
- Special Equipment or Wish List Items
- Cost of Operating BCR