Field Trips Double as Conservation Fundraisers

Foundation opens registration for 10 Door County events

The Natural Resources Foundation (NRF) of Wisconsin has 275 field trips planned statewide this year – including 10 that will bring conservation-minded people to Door County.

The field trips, ranging from a couple of hours to all day, also serve as fundraisers for NRF and other conservation efforts.

Trips in the county include a woodcock watch event at The Ridges Sanctuary on May 11 ($23 for adults, $13 for children); a geology, green-energy, wildflower and bird-watching event ($18) on May 17 at Björklunden; a woodland warblers event (a $53) for the Bird Protection Fund (BRF) on May 18; an all-day, two-meals-included Birding Bonanza ($25) fundraiser touring the county for BRF, May 21; Door County Kayak at Logan Creek on June 22 and Cave Point on July 13; a citizen-science pollinator observation activity at Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal on July 12; an Open Door Bird Sanctuary hands-on, behind-the-scenes event where participants ages 8 and older help care for the birds on Sept. 14; and rather strenuous history hikes on Rock Island ($43) on June 26 and Aug. 28.

NRF membership is a requirement for participation, and registration opened on April 4. 

Memberships cost $35 for individuals or $50 for families. The fees support critical conservation projects statewide. Members receive information on events and activities and conservation updates through a newsletter and a magazine, Bridges.

NRF formed in 1986 as declining budgets severely compromised critical programs of Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resource.

To learn more or sign up, visit