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2017 Earth Week Events in Door County

From April 19 – 30, The Nature Conservancy, The Ridges Sanctuary, Climate Change Coalition of Door County, Gibraltar and Sevastopol Schools, and more are working to mitigate climate change throughout Door County.

They’ll be planting trees, hosting lectures, playing music and educating in celebration of Earth Day. In addition to work with students and regular appearances on WBDK, WDOR and The Lodge WLGE, throughout the week, they’ll be getting hands on in a variety of activities. Here are the events you can join in on.

April 21

5-8 pm. Science on Tap
Starboard Brewing Company
151 N. 3rd Ave., Sturgeon Bay

A family friendly evening of science snippets, live music, camaraderie and brews. Featuring speakers Roger Kuhns and John Bacon.

April 21

7 pm. Love the Earth Concert
Lost Moth Gallery
7792 Hwy. 42, Egg Harbor

Tarl Knight, Small Forest, and Terry Murphy celebrate Earth Day in song. Reservations recommended. $20/ticket.

April 22

7-8:30 pm. Wild Words
Crossroads at Big Creek
2041 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay

Using Pecha Kucha, a Japanese form of storytelling that combines images and words, students from area high schools share stories about their favorite places in nature and their relationship to the earth. Light refreshments and the chance to talk with the storytellers after the program. Free and open to the public.

April 22

8 am-noon Clean Sweep Collection
Kewaunee County Hillside Highway Shop
2180 Hwy. 54, Casco

Get rid of unwanted agricultural waste, household hazardous waste, and expired/unused medication. Pre-register for drop-off by calling Kewaunee County Emergency Management at 920.845.9700 or filling out an online form at kewauneeco.org. More information and guidelines can be found online. Free.

April 22

8-10 am. Ecology Earth Day Hike
Peninsula State Park’s Eagle Trail, Ephraim
Join Alicia and Team Ecology for a two-mile hike. 920.854.5724

April 22

9 am. Spring Clean-Up
Scandia Village
10560 Applewood Road, Sister Bay

Lend nature a hand and help with grounds clean up at Scandia Village. Free picnic lunch provided at noon by members of the Kiwanis Club of Northern Door.

April 22

9 am-noon Earth Day Work Day
Newport State Park
475 County NP, Ellison Bay

Help clean up the park. Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level. Great family opportunity. Bring work gloves, loppers or pruners if you have them. Meet at the shop/maintenance building. Lunch will be provided. For more information call 920.854.2500.

April 22

9 am-noon Earth Day Clean Up
Ridges Sanctuary – Cook-Albert Fuller Center
8166 Hwy. 57, Baileys Harbor

Members and volunteers are invited to help refresh the campus. This year focuses around the Center and Range Lights, spreading mulch, and cleaning up some extended properties. Come prepared to get dirty and bring garden/work gloves. Extra wheelbarrows are welcome. Lunch will be provided. Call 920.839.2802 to volunteer and register for lunch.

April 22

9 am-2 pm. Earth Day, Work Day
Potawatomi State Park
3740 County PD, Sturgeon Bay

Work on cleaning up campsites, trail work, spreading mulch, cleaning the handicap cabin, and invasive species removal. Lunch provided. No experience required. No time commitment needed. Long pants, sturdy shoes, and work gloves recommended. Stop at park office to be directed to a work site.

April 22

1-4 pm. Live Music
Greens N Grains
7821 Hwy. 42, Egg Harbor

Featuring Cathy Grier, singer/songwriter. Weather permitting.

April 22

6:30-8:30 pm. Earth Day Film Screening Night
Door Community Auditorium, Fish Creek

Escarpment by Roger Kuhns. A documentary focusing on the natural history of Eastern Wisconsin and the Niagara escarpment region of the Great Lakes. Kicked off with music from Small Forest and followed by an after show chat and party. Free.

April 23

9 am. Earth Day Presentation
Hope United Church
141 S. 12th Ave., Sturgeon Bay

“The Paris UN Climate Change Conference: Some Sobering News, Some Hopeful News,” presented by entomologist Dick Smythe, will focus on international commitments to slow this global threat and mitigate its worst effects. A question and answer period will follow.

April 23

12-1 pm. Open House
S.A.G.E. Home
518 S. 15th Ave., Sturgeon Bay

SAGE stands for sustainable, affordable, green and expandable. Hosted by architect Virge Temme. Light refreshments will be served.

April 23

12:30 pm. March for Water
2 pm. Earth Day Ceremony at the Mini Bowl
4 pm. Earth Week Potluck presented by Door County Thrive
Chief Oshkosh Native American Arts
7631 Hwy. 42, Egg Harbor

For more information visit facebook.com/Earthweekdoorcounty.

April 25

7 pm. Green Door Legacy Roundtable
Sevastopol Town Hall
4528 Hwy. 57, Sturgeon Bay

Featuring George Evenson, Charlotte Lukes, Carl Scholz, and Jerry Viste. Moderated by Mike Madden. Includes Sevastopol Schools initiation into Green and Healthy Schools.

April 25

7 pm. Dark Sky Week Presentation
Newport State Park
475 County NP, Ellison Bay

“Constellations: What They Are; How We Find Them; How We Use Them” presented by John Beck from Door Peninsula Astronomical Society. Sky viewing in Lot 3 after the presentation, weather permitting. All are welcome to bring binoculars and telescopes. Meet in the Nature Center, Lot 1. Vehicle state park sticker required. Free.

April 26

4 pm. Library Garden Presentation
Sturgeon Bay Library
107 S. 4th Ave., Sturgeon Bay

Members of the Door Peninsula Chapter of Wild Ones, Jason Feldman Landscapes, and the Door County Library discuss landscaping with native plants.

April 26

6:30 pm. Film Screening
Crossroads at Big Creek
2041 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay

Before the Flood by filmmaker Fisher Stevens and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. A riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change.

April 29

9 am-2 pm. Arbor Day Tree Planting
Mink River Preserve, Ellison Bay

Join the Forest Recovery Project and The Nature Conservancy to plant tree seedlings. Dress for the weather, bring a shovel if you own one. Family friendly. For more information email Kari Hagenow at [email protected]

April 29

10 am-noon Work Day
Peninsula State Park
9462 Shore Road, Fish Creek

Contact Kathleen Harris for more information, 920.854.5976 or [email protected]

April 29

1:30-3:30 pm. Film Screening
The Clearing
12171 Garrett Bay Road, Ellison Bay

The Great Ledge by Dan Larson. The film focuses on escarpment stories relating to the geology, groundwater, flora and fauna, showcasing wonderful places to visit throughout its unique landscape. Free.

April 29

6:30-8:30 pm. Film Screening
Crossroads at Big Creek
2041 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay

The Great Ledge by Dan Larson. The film focuses on escarpment stories relating to the geology, groundwater, flora and fauna, showcasing wonderful places to visit throughout its unique landscape. Free.

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