In celebration of 30 years of protecting Door County’s exceptional lands and waters, the Door County Land Trust will host a seven-day natural history tour to experience the similarities and differences between the Bruce Peninsula and Door County environs. The tour is scheduled to take place Sept. 18 – 25. Door County is positioned on the west rim of the Niagara Escarpment and its mirror twin, Ontario, Canada’s Bruce Peninsula, is located on the east side. The Bruce Peninsula is designated as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
The tour is led by Door County Land Trust’s Director of Land Program Terrie Cooper, geologist and “sustain-ologist” Roger Kuhns, and professional naturalist and tour operator Paul Regnier. This trio of leaders offers a breadth of experience that will weave a story from the geologic history, the wonders of the natural plant communities, and progressive sustainability practices that can positively impact the future of the Escarpment.
Tour leader, Regnier says, “The Bruce Peninsula is a well-protected internationally significant landscape. The Bruce Peninsula’s land protection and sustainability initiatives are similar to Door County’s land protection efforts, plus there are examples on the Bruce which Door County can adopt to further land protection.”
The tour is limited to 17 participants, with a tour fee of $1,990, including six nights lodging, daily activities and most meals. Participants are responsible for travel to and from the Bruce Peninsula. A $500 reservation deposit is due by June 1. A full description of the tour may be found at DoorCountyLandTrust.org.