Green Gifts Given

Three Door County nonprofits received Green Gifts from Cellcom at recent presentations at their facilities. Crossroads at Big Creek received $500, Open Door Bird Sanctuary received $1,500 and The Ridges Sanctuary received $1,200.

The Green Gift for Crossroads will support the creation of a multi-use learning space in the lower level of the learning center. “While we will continue to use the trails and outdoor facilities of our nature preserve and offer programs in our lecture hall, we hope to be able to meet the educational needs of the next generations by offering a place for interactive small group learning,” said Coggin Herringa, director of Crossroads.

The Open Door Bird Sanctuary will use its Green Gift to support its Hunters of the Sky Raptor program. “These birds are education ambassadors as we visit schools, group homes, festivals, and other gatherings, sharing our mission of environmental awareness,” said Rob Hults, director of Open Door.

The Ridges Sanctuary will use its Green Gift to support an expansion in the frequency and capacity of its naturalist-guided snowshoe hikes. “Because snowshoeing requires little or no experience, it is the perfect way to explore the trails of The Ridges during the winter months and to provide a learning experience that also incorporates fun and a sense of physical well-being,” said Steve Leonard, executive director of The Ridges Sanctuary.