Is it just wishful thinking… or is spring almost here? Join Kevin Hendricksen on Saturday, March 15th at 1 p.m. at Christa McAuliffe Park (3100 Sitka Street) as he leads you on a hike to find signs of spring throughout Baird Creek. Look for buds on trees and bushes or spring plants beginning to peek through the snow. Listen and watch for the many animals that make the Greenway their home and for migratory birds returning to the area.
The Baird Creek Preservation Foundation hosts free guided hikes through the Baird Creek Greenway that are open to the public. The March hike leaves from Christa McAuliffe Park (3100 Sitka Street) at 1 p.m. on March 15th. All Baird Creek hikes are child-friendly. Remember to dress for the weather and be prepared to encounter a few hills and non-paved trails. This year, all hikes are co-sponsored by the Northeastern Wisconsin Chapter of the Audubon Society. For parties of 6 or more, please call ahead.
Upcoming Events: Save the Date!
- Monday, April 7th, BCPF 16th Annual Meeting and Dinner- 5 p.m. Reception- 6 p.m. Dinner- 7 p.m. Program at the Riverside Ballroom (1560 Main St., Green Bay) $20/Person
- Saturday, April 26th, 9 a.m. to Noon- Earth Day Cleanup at Christa McAuliffe Park (3100 Sitka St.)
A partnership between the City of Green Bay, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and the Baird Creek Preservation Foundation has resulted in approximately 34 acres of beautiful woodland added to the Parkway. The property is on the east side of Huron Road, just south of the rail line.
Much of the property borders a proposed residential development, and already contains a paved trail through some of the public area. The eastern portion of the property boasts some beautiful mature trees. According to Maureen Meinhardt, Executive Director of the Baird Creek Preservation Foundation, “We are extremely pleased and proud that the partners involved in this project were able to obtain a significant amount of land for all of the community to enjoy. The property will also help protect natural habitat and water quality in Baird Creek.”
We would like to thank the City of Green Bay and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for their generous support for this acquisition.
”Run for the Hill of It” was a Success!
Please click on the tab above for more information on the first annual Baird Creek Preservation Foundation “Run for the Hill of It” 5K Trail Run Presented by KI held on October 12, 2013. Congratulations and thank you to everyone that participated in the Run for the Hill of It 5K Trail Run Presented by KI! It was a HUGE success and we thank all of you! We couldn’t have this event without all the wonderful volunteers and generous sponsors. A huge thank you to our sponsors for your support.
Baird Creek Preservation Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to assist the City of Green Bay in acquiring land in the Baird Creek Greenway and to help enhance the Greenway’s value as an ecological, recreational, and educational resource for Northeastern Wisconsin. Our goal is to preserve natural woodland in our Green Bay metropolitan area.
Controlled Burn in Baird Creek on May 8, 2013
It’s a Success!
Even though it doesn’t look like much after the controlled burn behind the Triangle Hill chalet, it looks just like it should… think of it as a bit of a clean slate as we encourage some beautiful native plants to thrive in the area. The weather was perfect for the event, the Fox Valley Tech team and our volunteers did a great job, and there was never cause for safety concerns. Great job, everyone!
The Baird Creek Parkway Expands…Again!
We are excited to announce the completion of a land acquisition project in the Town of Humboldt. As of December, 2012, the Baird Creek Preservation Foundation has increased our land ownership by almost 34 acres. Through grants from Ducks Unlimited, the Wisconsin DNR, and the NRDA, we were able to purchase property that will further enhance the Parkway’s value as an ecological, recreational, and educational resource for Northeast Wisconsin. A branch of Baird Creek runs through the new property, and a significant portion of the acreage is wooded. Much of the land is considered wetland. Look for news on restoration projects and for opportunities to help with invasive species removal in the future. Thank you to our partners on this project, including the Brown County Land and Water Conservation Department, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the granting organizations mentioned above.
Expansion of Baird Creek Parkway (April 2012)
A partnership between the City of Green Bay, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and the Baird Creek Preservation Foundation has resulted in approximately 24 acres of beautiful woodland added to the Baird Creek Parkway. The property is northwest of Christa McAuliffe Park, between the existing park property and the railroad tracks on the East side of Highway 43. The addition of this parcel will greatly enhance trail connections between the East and West sides of the Baird Creek Parkway, allowing hikers and bikers easier access to Christa McAuliffe Park and showcasing some of the 17 unique habitats that exist in the Parkway. The Baird Creek Preservation Foundation is working on habitat restoration plans for the parcel, and will be seeking grants and donations to add to funds already raised for restoration purposes. The Foundation donated $50,000 for the purchase of the property.