Crossroads Hosts International Joint Commission Meeting

Science is a main focus of Crossroads at Big Creek, and back when plans to build the Collins Learning Center were being considered, it was with the dream of creating a forum, of being the place where scientists and citizens would come together and respectfully debate issues of environmental importance.

This dream will come to fruition on Monday, March 22 at 7 pm when Crossroads will host The International Joint Commission (IJC) as they invite public comment on their report, “Impacts on Upper Great Lakes Water Levels: St. Clair River.” Crossroads is delighted to be selected as the venue in which researchers from the International Upper Great Lakes Study Board will share data and representatives from the US and Canada will meet (and teleconference) to discuss possible options with concerned citizens.

The lake level hearings will certainly provide food for thought, and then, on Tuesday, March 23, at 7 pm, the Master Gardeners will host Dean Volenberg of the University of Wisconsin Extension who will present the lecture: “Food For Thought – Veggie Gardening.” Volenberg is devoted to improving the quality of life in Door County through home-grown vegetables. During his talk he will share with us his extensive knowledge and experience in growing vegetables from seed. This program is free and open to the public.

The Crossroads Benefit Sustainability Lecture Series continues on Wednesday afternoons. On Wednesday, March 24, at 4 pm Rick Rogers of Sustain Door, Inc., will present a lecture on Sustainable Development. He will describe ways in which sustainable development can help “meet human needs fairly, justly, efficiently and universally.” A suggested donation of $5 for the sustainability lectures will be used to help upgrade to energy efficient lighting for the Collins Learning Center.

Crossroads at Big Creek is a donor-supported environmental preserve, welcoming learners of all ages to programs in science, history and the environment. The Collins Learning Center is open daily from 2 – 5 pm and for scheduled activities. For more information call 920.746.5895 or visit