Archaeological Survey to Begin at Crossroads

Beginning this past week, Randy Dickson, the principal investigator from Midwest Archaeological Consultants, will start an archeological survey at Crossroads at Big Creek. First, form a grid along the creek corridor, and then in October, Crossroads will begin a shovel testing regiment along the grid in a systematic attempt to locate prehistoric sites. Outreach/educational efforts will begin in conjunction with the survey in October.

Crossroads is dedicated to experience-based activities for learners of all ages we are hoping to involve adults and students. Learning opportunities will include archaeological methods, techniques, and theory as well as cultural history. Flint knapping demonstrations and other Native American technologies will be offered. Details and schedules for outreach activities will be released in the near future.

Until then, Crossroads will hold a number of other events in September. On Sept. 13 at 7:30 pm, join the naturalist for a bird walk in search of elusive fall birds. This one-hour walk will visit the various habitats of Crossroads. Loaner binoculars are available. On Sept. 16 at 9 am, go on a nature hike with the naturalist for a morning walk through fields and forests.

On Sept. 19 at 6 pm, the Door County League of Women Voters will host a program entitled: Water Quality in Door And Kewaunee Counties.

This free program will highlight water quality data collected over the past recent years in Door and Kewaunee Counties. Peter Sigmann, a member of Door Property Owners and the League, will present lake and well water data collected from Little Sturgeon over a 12-year period. For more information contact Barb Graul at 743.6842.

The Collins Learning Center, located at 2041 Michigan in Sturgeon Bay, is open 2 – 4:30 pm daily. Crossroads’ trails are always open, and pets (on leash and under control) are permitted. For more information visit