Register Online Now! Baird Creek 18th Annual Banquet & Meeting

“Stitching the World Together for Migrating Birds”

Guest Speaker – Dr. Doug Tallamy

The Presentation: Biodiversity is essential to sustaining human societies because it is other living things that run our ecosystems. Birds play a large role in ecosystem function, yet, throughout the U.S., we have fragmented the habitats that support our resident and migrant birds by the way we have landscaped our cities, suburbs, and farmland. We can reconnect viable habitats by expanding existing greenways, building riparian corridors, and by changing the landscaping paradigm that dominates our yards and corporate landscapes. Replacing half the area that is now in barren lawn with plants that are best at supporting the insects that sustain spring and fall migrants as well as resident birds while they are breeding would create over 20 million acres of connectivity and go a long way toward sustaining bird populations in the future.
 

Speaker Our Speaker: Dr. Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 84 research publications and has taught Insect Taxonomy, Behavioral Ecology, Humans and Nature, Insect Ecology, and other courses for 34 years. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. His book Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens was published by Timber Press in 2007 and was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writers’ Association. The Living Landscape, co-authored with Rick Darke, was published in 2014. Among his awards are the Garden Club of America Margaret Douglas Medal for Conservation and the Tom Dodd, Jr. Award of Excellence.

When: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Where: Riverside Ballroom, 1560 Main St, Green Bay
Time: Cash Bar/Reception/Silent Auction 5:00 p.m., Dinner 6:00 p.m., Program 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $20 per attendee; includes dinner & program

 

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Save the Date! Annual Banquet March 30, 2016

“Stitching the World Together for Migrating Birds”

Guest Speaker – Dr. Doug Tallamy

The Presentation: Biodiversity is essential to sustaining human societies because it is other living things that run our ecosystems. Birds play a large role in ecosystem function, yet, throughout the U.S., we have fragmented the habitats that support our resident and migrant birds by the way we have landscaped our cities, suburbs, and farmland. We can reconnect viable habitats by expanding existing greenways, building riparian corridors, and by changing the landscaping paradigm that dominates our yards and corporate landscapes. Replacing half the area that is now in barren lawn with plants that are best at supporting the insects that sustain spring and fall migrants as well as resident birds while they are breeding would create over 20 million acres of connectivity and go a long way toward sustaining bird populations in the future.

 

Our Speaker: Dr. Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 84 research publications and has taught Insect Taxonomy, Behavioral Ecology, Humans and Nature, Insect Ecology, and other courses for 34 years. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. His book Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens was published by Timber Press in 2007 and was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writers’ Association. The Living Landscape, co-authored with Rick Darke, was published in 2014. Among his awards are the Garden Club of America Margaret Douglas Medal for Conservation and the Tom Dodd, Jr. Award of Excellence.

 

PLEASE PENCIL US IN YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE EVENING OF WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016. DINNER, SILENT AUCTION, AND PRESENTATION WILL BE AT THE RIVERSIDE BALLROOM IN GREEN BAY. ADDITIONAL DETAILS TO COME

Upcoming Events

Heart Health Hike with Nate Vandervest

Celebrate American Heart Month with a hike in the Baird Creek Greenway on Saturday, February 20th at 1 p.m. at Christa McAuliffe Park (3100 Sitka Street).  Nate Vandervest, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Certified Running Coach will lead you through the greenway and get your heart pumping as you hike through the beautiful snow-covered Baird Creek trails.

The Baird Creek Preservation Foundation (BCPF) hosts free guided hikes through the Baird Creek Greenway that are open to the public.  All hikes are child-friendly and begin at 1 p.m. at Christa McAuliffe Park (3100 Sitka Street) unless otherwise noted.  Please remember to dress appropriately and be prepared to encounter a few hills and unpaved trails.  BCPF hikes are led by experts in the related area and are a great way to learn, have a little fun and enjoy the outdoors.  For parties of 6 or more, please call ahead.

Winter Wonderland Hike was a Success (even without snow)!

Winter Wonderland Hike 2015

Thank you to UWGB Professor Michael Draney for leading the Winter Wonderland Hike on Saturday, December 19th!  AND thank you to the hikers who braved the chilly weather!

 

BCPF Receives AwardBaird Creek Award

Thank you to Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt for awarding the Baird Creek Preservation Foundation with the 2015 Mayor’s Leadership Award in the category of Environmental Sustainability.  We will continue doing what we can to honor the title!

SAVE THE DATE!

Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at 1 p.m.- Heart Health Hike at Christa McAuliffe Park (3100 Sitka Street) with Nate Vandervest, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Certified Running Coach.

The Baird Creek Preservation Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate the preservation and restoration of the Baird Creek Watershed in order to enhance its value as an ecological, recreational, and educational resource for generations to come.

 

Ever Wonder about the Fish Species in Baird Creek?

Amy Cottrell, President of the American Fisheries Society at UW-Green Bay, provided data of various fish species in Baird Creek.  Two Baird Creek locations were chosen to collect the data.  The first location was located near Huron Road and data was collected for 111 fish and 9 different species.   The second location was near Danz Elementary School and data was collected for 39 fish and 7 different species.  After each fish species was determined, they were measured in length, then returned to the creek.  Many thanks to Amy for providing the data!   Check out the Baird Creek Fish Data Fall 2015.

 

We are Pleased to Announce our NEW iPhone App

Baird Creek photos, trail maps and access points can now be viewed on a NEW iPhone App thanks to Francis Eanes, grad student at UW-Madison! The new interactive GeoTools App is only available on the iphone.

Check it out at: http://maps.aqua.wisc.edu/geotools/surfer/

  • Click on Green Bay Place
  • Drop-down menu under TOPICS include Baird Creek trail map, areas of ecological interest, vistas, etc.

To download the application, anyone with an iPhone can:Photo Observation Baird Creek

  1. Click on the App Store icon on your phone’s main screen
  2. Go the “search” tab
  3. Enter “WI Geotools Explorer” into the search bar
  4. We’re the first “hit” that comes up. Click to download (it’s free!)
  5. Once it’s dowloaded, the app will appear on your phone’s screen under the name “SpatialNarratives”