Representatives of towns and villages, businesses, nonprofit organizations and state and county parks are uniting in their support for an ambitious yearlong initiative to “Celebrate Water” in Door County.
“The response throughout the community has been amazing and has really evoked the pride we all have in what makes the Door County peninsula so unique – the water that surrounds us,” said Anne Egan, Celebrate Water committee chair and Sturgeon Bay resident.
The mission of Celebrate Water Door County is to draw together the talents, efforts, energy and enthusiasm the county is known for and bolster the appreciation and awareness of our unique waters.
Organizers are creating an umbrella campaign that can make celebrating, restoring and preserving our water an additional focus of all the events and publicity materials planned throughout the county for the next year.
Through the yearlong series of activities, they hope to inspire and support people to act to restore and protect our waters.
The campaign will conclude with a Water Summit, administered by the UW-Oshkosh Environmental Research and Innovation Center, in June 2019.
They already have commitments for inclusion of Celebrate Water themes in some of the best known annual musical performances, art exhibits, documentaries, discussion groups and community events. Participating organizations are the Door County Visitor Bureau, Peninsula Players, Peninsula Music Festival, Crossroads at Big Creek, Door Community Auditorium, Door County Library, Door County Maritime Museum, Door County Historical Society and businesses.
Egan and her volunteer committee members are continuing to recruit more businesses, nonprofits and individuals, and soliciting donations to help fund more events to “celebrate, educate and advocate” for the future of Door County water. For more information visit celebratewaterdoorcounty.org.