The Door County Land Trust, in partnership with Bay Shore Property Owners Association, begins the 2018 field season with a restoration and buckthorn eradication effort on the Bay Shore Blufflands Nature Preserve, between Sturgeon Bay and Egg Harbor. The Bay Shore Blufflands Buckthorn Blast kicks off June 22, 9:30-11:30 am, as a community gathering open to the public with short presentations on invasive species and the unique geology of the preserve, educational giveaways, several hikes and recruitment of stewardship volunteers.
The Bay Shore Blufflands Buckthorn Blast project aims to inspire neighbors and Door County property owners to remove invasive plants from their properties, an essential effort that benefits the wildlife and plants found within the Bay Shore neighborhood. The first 40 participants will receive a Buckthorn Blast kit. Participation is free and the event is open to the public. For more information visit DoorCountyLandTrust.org/Buckthorn
Door County Land Trust Stewardship Manager Amanda Pyke said, “I always tell our volunteers why we are doing the work we are doing – why we are on our hands and knees pulling weeds. Everything is connected. Every action has a reaction. We have a long-term commitment to steward our lands to protect our exceptional lands and waters forever. As a community conservation project, the Buckthorn Blast creates a sense of place as we see we are making a significant difference in the landscape to the benefit of native species.”
For more information visit doorcountylandtrust.org or call 920.746.1359.