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A Sense of Community
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.
“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
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
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.
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...
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...
10 Unique Places To Hike In Bayfield
10 Unique Places To Hike In BayfieldMake 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...
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....
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!
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.
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.
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
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...
Selections from the Brickyard Creek Library
Finding the Brickyard
In Brickyard Creek Chronicles, Chapter 4: Naming the Creek, we gave you a brief history on the development of a brickyard at Roy’s Point by Col. Rudd. Rudd had leased the land at Roy’s Point from William Dalrymple. The Bayfield Brick Manufacturing Company was only in operation from 1889 to 1892, probably coming to its demise as the result of the Financial Panic of 1893.
Sense of Place – The Good Oak
By: Jeff Rennicke, Executive Director, Friends of Apostle Islands National LakeshorePhoto: Jeff RennickeTrees measure time in concentric rings – not hours or days. In this classic essay about time and human history, Aldo Leopold reminds us of the layers of time...
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