Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Beaver Creek Reserve Nature Center Closed Through April 6

V1 Staff

A press release from Beaver Creek Reserve ...

Effective immediately, Beaver Creek Reserve Nature Center and all other buildings will be closed to the public through Monday, April 6. All programs that were scheduled during that time have been canceled. We will do our best to reschedule programs if possible. We strongly feel that this is the best course of action to keep the community, our staff and volunteers safe during this unprecedented time.

While our buildings may be closed to the public, our trails will still be open. We also want to encourage small family groups and social distancing even while on the trail. We encourage everyone to take some time each day to get out and enjoy nature and some fresh air. With our buildings closed, there is not public access to restrooms or drinking fountains, so please plan accordingly. Whether you are able to get to Beaver Creek, walk at a local park or trail, or play in your backyard, being outside and connecting with nature will be a great way to stay active and engaged with the world around us. 

We are working hard to still find ways to share our mission of connecting people with nature, especially families who are now needing creative ways to engage and teach their children while schools are closed. Stay tuned to our Facebook page, YouTube Channel, and website as our naturalists and staff share videos and resources that you can use at home over the coming weeks. 

As a non-profit, Beaver Creek Reserve relies on income from school field trips, entrance fees, building and camp rentals, and store sales. With our buildings closed to the public, we will be missing out on this potential revenue we rely on to operate, pay staff, and feed our educational animals. We know that a lot of families, small businesses and nonprofits will struggle in the next few months. If you are able we ask and encourage you to shop local while still can and donate to nonprofits and agencies supporting those most vulnerable in our community. To support Beaver Creek Reserve, renewing your membership online, or making a donation will go a long way to helping us through this difficult and uncertain time. 

Questions can be directed to bcr@beavercreekreserve.org. Check our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest Pages for more ways to connect with nature.

Erik Keisler, Executive Director 

The following programs at Beaver Creek have been canceled:

  • Weekly Bird Banding (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
  • Monday Yoga through April 6
  • Owl Prowl – Tuesday, March 17
  • Hobbs Observatory Astronomical Series & Public Observing through April 6
  • Unusual Bird Photography – March 26
  • Create Your Own Herbal Apothecary – March 29
  • Organic Lawn Care DIY – March 31
  • Bird Banding 101 – April 1 & 2
  • Herbs for Our Elders: Herbs for the Mind – April 5


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Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

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L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.