Current Happenings
November 25, 2020
Wise Nature Center Closed through Dec. 7th
This past Saturday, Nov. 21st, we made the decision to temporarily close the Wise Nature Center until Dec. 7th, 2020, at which point we will assess the situation and decide if it's safe to reopen. With the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Eau Claire and the surrounding counties, we felt this was the best decision as the health and safety of our guests and staff are our top priority.

Even though the Nature Center is closed to the public, the building will be staffed during normal business hours, except for tomorrow Nov. 26th and Friday the 27th because of the holiday. During those hours, we will be available by phone if you have any questions or want to take advantage of our curbside pickup option for any orders from our online store.

As always, our trails are open to the public and we encourage you to come out and connect with nature. Entrance fees for nonmembers can still be paid using our new cashboxes located in front of the Nature Center and at the North trailhead, or they can be paid online using our contactless admission option. Donations are also accepted in our cashboxes as well.

Purchasing new memberships and renewing your membership can be done online and make great holiday gifts for the nature lover in your family.

For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Updates page and check in with us on Facebook for more updates as we all work through these difficult times together.
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All of us at Beaver Creek Reserve are so grateful for the continued support of our members and the memories we've shared with one another. We look forward to seeing each other once again when it is safe! Wishing you and your families a healthy and happy Thanksgiving!

-Your Friends at Beaver Creek Reserve
Membership Update
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. It was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger, or giving some of what we have to those in need, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give. This holiday season, we want to inspire people to give back! On GivingTuesday this December 1st, let's focus on bettering our community and the lives of others around us, and a great way to start is with our environment.

COVID-19 has changed our communities and Beaver Creek Reserve in untold ways. We kicked off our Covid Campaign earlier this month so we can continue to give back to our community by following our mission of connecting people with nature. Beaver Creek has been able to make it through 2020 despite extreme financial hardship, and thanks to generous donors, we have already raised over $50,000 for this campaign. We still have a long way to go as our goal this year is to raise $200,000 towards the 2020 deficits, securing our endowment fund, and preparing for any 2021 uncertainties. Consider donating to our campaign this GivingTuesday and remember to spread kindness and generosity this holiday season.
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Even though hunting is not allowed on Beaver Creek property, there is public hunting land bordering some areas of the Reserve. Before going out on our trails, we ask that you wear blaze orange or another bright color to keep you and other visitors safe. We have a limited number of orange vests available to borrow before you head out on the trails. The vests are located at the entrance to our Nature Center, please remember to return the vests after your visit.