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At BYC, our focus is to build a sense of community through education, volunteer activities and social gatherings. Our goal is to ensure all BYC residents have an opportunity to learn about and participate in this unique community.

 

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Looking for options to have some fun and adventure? We will place opportunites here as they become available for both Brickyard Creek and the greater Bayfield area. Check out the links below for additional events in the area.

Aldo Leopold

The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land. In short, a land ethic changes the role of humans from conqueror of the land to a member and citizen of it.~ Aldo Leopold

BYC Calendar

Events, happenings and work days scheduled for BYC.

Bayfield Chamber Calendar

A calendar of events happening in Bayfield, managed by the Bayfield Chamber of Commerce.

Madeline Island Calendar

A calendar of events happening on Madeline Island, managed by the Madeline Island Chamber of Commerce.

Big Top Chautauqua Schedule

A schedule of events happening at the Big Top.

Recreation and Fitness Resources

See everything that’s happening at RFR. Check the latest updates for closures and schedule changes.

Madeline Island School of the Arts

A schedule of upcoming workshops in Tuscon, Santa Fe and on Madeline Island.

Bayfield Carnegie Library

A calendar of monthly events happening at the library.

More Ideas…

Let’s Go Waterfalling!

Let’s Go Waterfalling!

Looking for a little in-land adventure? Check out this list of three unique waterfalls around Bayfield County. . . . While the power of Lake Superior continues to call us to Bayfield, the Boreal Forest and the Great Lake tributaries continue to urge us toward inland...

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Living at a Lighthouse in Bayfield, Wisconsin

Living at a Lighthouse in Bayfield, Wisconsin

Volunteer-in-Parks is a unique way to support the Apostle Island National Lakeshore. Check out this unique adventure! Below are three island opportunities where volunteers are lighthouse keepers. Photo by Jim Sorbie Many of us at Brickyard Creek have enjoyed hikes and...

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Birds of Wisconsin — Why is THE BEST Birding in Bayfield?

Birds of Wisconsin — Why is THE BEST Birding in Bayfield?

Spring and summer are a birdwatcher's heaven in Bayfield, Wisconsin. New to birding? Get a list of twenty common species you might see (or hear!) right outside your cottage window here in Brickyard Creek. The Upland Plover can be found in Bayfield County. The bird is...

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10 Unique Places To Hike In Bayfield

10 Unique Places To Hike In Bayfield

Make today an adventure day kind of today. Below are ten beautiful hikes to enjoy in Bayfield County, which of course includes the beautiful Boreal Forest trail system within Brickyard Creek. Bayfield County offers an endless array of ways to nurture the mind, body,...

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Enjoy The Dark Sky On The Brickyard Creek Deck

Enjoy The Dark Sky On The Brickyard Creek Deck

This post on the Dark Sky was shared with us by Brickyard Creek Community Member and Boreal Forest Citizen, Fred Lebolt. “The sight of the stars makes me dream“ ~ Vincent van Gogh One evening last October, Jeff Garrett and I stepped back in time 2.5 million years....

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Volunteer Options

Volunteering is a great way to meet people and learn more about your community, both in Brickyard Creek and the greater Bayfield area.

We’ve identified several opportunities below. There are so many wonderful non-profits in the area, doing great work.

Explore your options now!

View of Michigan Island grounds from the top of the tower
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BYC Committees

Our diverse array of opportunities includes things like, event planning, forest management and woodworking.

Friends of the Apostle Islands

Several volunteer opportunities arise during the summer months including some out on the islands. Sign up to get your name on the volunteer list.

Bayfield Heritage Association

Do you love history? Some of the many volunteer opportunities include, event planning, archival work, museum docent work and much more.

Bayfield Area Trails

Bayfield Area Trails’ opportunities include trail building/maintenance, communication, graphic design and more.

CORE Community Resources

CORE’s opportunities include work in the retail store, food distribution, technology support and pet sitting/walking.

Bayfield Maritime Museum

The Bayfield Maritime Museum needs volunteers during the summer months for docent work in the museum.

Mt. Ashwabay

Mt. Ashwabay’s opportunities include trail mowing, trail brush clearing, carpentry, painting and much more.

Helping Paws Pet Rescue

Guided by experienced volunteers, you learn and use sheltering best practices to enhance the quality of care provided to both animals and potential adopters. See their site for a full list of opportunities.

People

Creativity abounds at Brickyard Creek!

Authors, weavers, painters, jewelry artists, photographers.. Amazing! Check out the BYC Library for some inspirational reading.

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Meet Nancy & Steve Sandstrom

Meet Nancy & Steve Sandstrom

By: Nancy & Steve Sandstrom Our Story In reflecting on the question of how we came to be residents of Brickyard Creek, we need to go back a few years — family histories and love of Lake Superior & Bayfield paved the way in this bumpy, exciting and wonderful...

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Selections from the Brickyard Creek Library

Creek Chronicles: The Chief Buffalo Estate

Creek Chronicles: The Chief Buffalo Estate

The Brickyard Creek History Chronicles are being shared with you by Boreal Forest Citizen and Brickyard Creek community member, Mary E. Carlson. She explains, "As we look out at Buffalo Bay and Basswood Island, we can't help but think of those who came before us to...

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The Hush Comes With The Deepening of Autumn

The Hush Comes With The Deepening of Autumn

This autumn reflection is being shared with you by Boreal Forest Citizen and Brickyard Creek community member, Zina Harrington. You might find Zina and her husband, Shad, with their two girls skipping rocks at the beach, roaming the community trails in Wellies or...

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