Help support Beaver Creek Reserve with a donation

Beaver Creek Reserve is operated by the Friends of Beaver Creek Reserve which is a 501c3 non-profit. Donations to Beaver Creek Reserve help us continue our mission of connecting people with nature.

Donate to our 75th Anniversary Annual Fund

New this year is our 75th Anniversary Fund dedicated to supporting all aspects of Beaver Creek Reserve and to recognize 75 exciting years of connecting people with nature. Our goal is to raise $75,000 by the end of 2022 to acknowledge all the pieces that have made Beaver Creek Reserve into the successful nature reserve it is today and to help keep the Reserve growing as we move forward.

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
  • Motus Bird Monitoring Project
  • Student scholarships
  • Animal care
  • Trail maintenance
  • Hiring seasonal employees
  • Building, grounds and equipment repairs

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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.

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Donate to our AmazonSmile Wish List

Check out our AmazonSmile 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 AmazonSmile 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.

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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