Climate Change Coalition Joins Larger Initiatives

The Climate Change Coalition of Door County has joined two broad-based organizations that are working to address climate change. 

WeAreStillIn ( is a joint declaration of commitment to climate action signed by more than 3,800 CEOs, mayors, governors, college presidents and many others. Together they represent 155 million people in all 50 states. They are partnering across sectors to build local networks, expand their own efforts to combat climate change and reassure the international community. 

WeAreStillIn offers a clear repudiation of the Trump administration’s intent to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement and a pledge that its signatories “will continue to support climate action to meet the Paris Agreement.”

ScientistsWarning ( is a worldwide initiative of the Alliance of World Scientists, which believes that scientists have a unique responsibility as stewards of human knowledge and champions of evidence-based decision-making.

 (From left) Brian Markowski, Chris Holicek, Steve Strucely and Jon Beadell.

Peninsula State Park received the 2019 Gold Seal Award for the Best State Park Nature Center for Children’s Activities at the Nov. 9 annual meeting of the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks.

The Gold Seal Awards are given to state parks in 10 categories annually. Brian Markowski, park superintendent; Chris Holicek, president of the Friends of Peninsula State Park; and Steve Strucely, the Friends’ business manager, accepted the award from Jon Beadell, president of the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks.