Door County Invasive Species Team Presents Public Program at Crossroads

Crossroads at Big Creek and the Door County Historical Society announce Dick Purinton will present “The History of the Washington Island Ferry” for the Sunday in The Village Series. This program takes place at 2 pm on Aug. 19.

Purinton, the CEO for the family-run Washington Island Ferry Line, earned an Award of Merit from the Wisconsin Historical Society for writing Over and Back, a Picture History of Transportation to Washington Island. He also wrote Words on Water – A Ferryman’s Journal and Bridges Are Still News – Island Essays, Poems and Photos.

On Aug. 20 at 7 pm, the Door County Invasive Species Team will present the public program, “Slow the Spread – Implementing Wisconsin’s Invasive Species Rule with Businesses” with guest speaker Chrystal Schreck (an invasive species education and outreach specialist with the Wisconsin DNR).

This is an opportunity to learn about the invasive species regulations, and how they apply to businesses.

Free family programs are offered Monday through Thursday, beginning at 1:30 pm. These hands-on programs are open to all ages and pre-registration is not required.

On Aug. 17, join in the search for birds and wildflowers in the preserve meadows in “Birds and Wildflowers.” On Aug. 20, “Penny Candy” is the program where children can learn about the treats of yesteryear. On Aug. 21, families can learn about Earth’s moon with hands-on activities in “Moon Struck.”

The Collins Learning Center and The Historical Village at The Crossroads are open daily from 1:30 – 3:30 pm, and are located at 2041 Michigan Street.