Celebrate Earth Week Events 2017


April 19

  • Write On, Earth Day, Meadows Art Gallery at Scandia Village, 10560 Applewood Road, Sister Bay, 7-8 pm. Join Door County writers and artists in a celebration of Earth Day. Featuring works by Sharon Auberle, Francha Barnard and Ralph Murre; photography by Heather Frykman; piano by Kim Larson; and words of fellowship by Rev. Dawn Volpe. A light reception will follow the free program.

April 21

  • Celebrate John Muir’s 179th birthday with Science on Tap at Starboard Brewing Co., 151 N. 3rd Ave., Sturgeon Bay. Dr. Roger Kuhns will answer the question where the elements in your smartphone come from as well as sharing his experiences with growing food and coffee in his house. John Bacon from Friends of the Grand Traverse Islands will discuss the proposed national park for Door County, and Forest Recovery Project will give an update on reforestation efforts on the Door Peninsula. Music by Door County Folk Alliance and NYC Subway Girl Cathy Grier.
  • Love the Earth Concert, 7 pm, Lost Moth Gallery, Egg Harbor. For ticket information, contact Jeanne Kuhns at 920.495.2928 or [email protected].

April 22

  • Wild Words. 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. 7-8:30 pm, Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay.
  • 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 More information and guidelines can be found online. Free. 8 am-noon.
  • Ecology Earth Day Hike, Peninsula State Park’s Eagle Trail, 8 – 10 am. Join Alicia and Team Ecology for a two-mile hike. 920.854.5724
  • Spring Clean-Up, Scandia Village, 10560 Applewood Road, Sister Bay, 9 am. 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.
  • Earth Day Work Day, Newport State Park, 475 County NP, Ellison Bay, 9 am-noon. Help clean up the park. 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.
  • Earth Day Clean Up, Ridges Sanctuary, Cook-Albert Fuller Center, 8166 Hwy. 57, Baileys Harbor, 9 am-noon. 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.
  • Earth Day, Work Day, Potawatomi State Park, 3740 County PD, Sturgeon Bay, 9 am-2 pm. Work on cleaning up campsites, trail work, spreading mulch, cleaning the handicap cabin, and invasive species removal. Lunch provided. Long pants, sturdy shoes, and work gloves recommended. Stop at park office to be directed to a work site.
  • Live music featuring NYC Subway Girl Cathy Grier. Greens N Grains, 7821 Hwy. 42, Egg Harbor, 1-4pm. Weather permitting.
  • Earth Day Film Screening Night, 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. Door Community Auditorium, 6:30-8:30pm.

April 23

  • Earth Day Presentation, Hope United Church, 141 S. 12th Ave., Sturgeon Bay, 9 am. “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.
  • Open House at S.A.G.E. Home, 518 S. 15th Ave., Sturgeon Bay, noon-1 pm. SAGE stands for sustainable, affordable, green and expandable. Hosted by architect Virge Temme. Light refreshments will be served.
  • Variety of events at Chief Oshkosh Native American Arts, 7631 Hwy. 42, Egg Harbor. March for Water, 12:30 pm; Earth Day Ceremony at the Mini Bowl, 2 pm; Earth Week Potluck presented by Door County Thrive, 4 pm. For more information visit

April 25

  • The Green Door Legacy Roundtable with notable people who have provided significant, ongoing leadership to preserve, protect and sustain Door County Green Environment: George Evenson, Charlotte Lukes, Carl Scholz and Jerry Viste, moderated by Mike Madden. Includes Sevastopol Schools’ initiation into Green and Healthy Schools program. Sevastopol Town Hall, 6:30 pm.
  • Dark Sky Week Presentation, Newport State Park, 475 County NP, Ellison Bay, 7 pm. “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

  • Library Garden Presentation, Sturgeon Bay Library, 107 S. 4th Ave., Sturgeon Bay, 4 pm. Members of the Door Peninsula Chapter of Wild Ones, Jason Feldman Landscapes, and the Door County Library discuss landscaping with native plants.
  • Film Screening, 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. Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St, Sturgeon Bay, 6:30 pm.

April 27

  • Sevastopol High School re-planting of hardwood trees at Crossroads at Big Creek.
  • Sturgeon Bay High School planting trees at Lautenbach Preserve.

April 28

  • Gibraltar High School planting trees at Mink River Nature Preserve.

April 29

  • Work Day at Whitefish Dunes State Park, 9 am – 3 pm. Please call the park for more information, 920.823.2400.
  • Join The Nature Conservancy, the Forest Recovery Project and the Climate Change Coalition of Door County in a tree planting at The Nature Conservancy’s Mink River Preserve in Ellison Bay. If you have them, bring a round-point shovel, a five-gallon bucket to carry seedlings, and work gloves. The work begins at 9 am and continues until all the seedlings are in the ground, or 1 pm, whichever comes first. A temporary sign will be posted to direct planters to the location on the day of planting. In case of inclement weather, April 30 is the backup planting day. Details will be posted at For more information email Kari Hagenow at [email protected].
  • Work Day at Peninsula State Park, 10 am-noon. Contact Kathleen Harris for more information, 920.854.5976 or [email protected].
  • Film Screening, 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. The Clearing, 12171 Garrett Bay Road, Ellison Bay, 1:30 pm. Free. The movie will also be screened at Crossroads in Sturgeon Bay at 6:30 pm.

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