Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful 600 acre urban wildlife refuge featuring live animal exhibits, educational displays, miles of hiking/skiing trails and various wildlife viewing opportunities. Please click Keep Our Wildlife Safe for some springtime tips. While nothing beats actually being there, click on links below to begin your journey through the sanctuary’s many offerings.
Don Renard Donates 2,500 Trout
Don Renard, a successful local area businessman, has a personal and life-long relationship with the Wildlife Sanctuary. Don came from humble beginnings. One of his greatest joys was riding his bike to the Wildlife Sanctuary lagoons for an afternoon of fishing. It was what he could afford and loved. As he grew older, Don wanted all children to be able to have the same experience and memories. Read more…
Warren and Julie Schultz
The Volunteer Center of Brown County partners with Wisconsin Public Service to recognize the impact of volunteers in our community at an annual Volunteer Awards Program. Warren and Julie Schultz won the 2018 Small Group Award partly for their volunteer work at the Sanctuary. They help protect our environment by protecting wildlife, and share their knowledge freely. They assist with special events, serve in the Friends of the Wildlife Sanctuary Guild, and rehabilitate wildlife through the R-PAWS Program. Congratulations, Warren and Julie!
Trail Fitness Walks
Join a naturalist for fast paced and energetic walk on our trails. Please wear sturdy shoes! Trail is unpaved and uneven in areas.
Dates: Wednesdays in May
Time: 4 pm
Location: Nature Center Foyer
Environmental Education Award
The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary’s OAK Learning Center nature-based 4-year-old kindergarten program received the Environmental Education Award from the Brown County Conservation Alliance. Read more…
Volunteers Uplift the Sanctuary
We want to thank all the hard-working volunteers who donate their time and energy to help us provide care for wildlife, keep our grounds clean and well groomed, and work in the Gift Shop. Thank you for all you do! If you are interested in volunteering call 920-391-3675.
A Natural Expansion
A Natural Expansion, our capital campaign to build a 12,800 square foot addition adjacent to the current Nature Center building is nearing the $2.5 million funding level needed to break ground! We’re so close. Can you help? Read more…