Lake Lessons Resume at Baileys Harbor Town Hall

Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly

As Door County swings into summer, The Ridges Sanctuary is offering programs and activities for families, adults and children.

Lake Lessons, the Thursday evening speaker series, continues on June 27 at 7 pm at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. Marne Kaeske, Stewardship Coordinator for The Ridges, will present “Best Management Practices to Protect Groundwater and the Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly.”

The coastal springs and wetlands of Door County provide rich habitat for the largest population of Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly, a state and federally endangered species.

Best management practices were developed as part of a yearlong project coordinated by The Ridges Sanctuary in cooperation with the US Fish & Wildlife Service. This proactive and preventative outreach project is designed to raise awareness and describe how landowners and local government can take an active role in the protection of endangered resources. Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

Parents still have time to register children for this summer’s Kit Camp, “Exploring Woods & Waters.” Camp is in session Tuesday – Thursday, June 25, 26 & 27, 9 – 11:30 am. This camp is for children 4-years-old through Kindergarten. Each morning includes games, activities, nature art, story time and a hike. Parents and grandparents are welcome to stay for the fun. Space is limited. The fee is $60 for Ridges members, $75 for the general public. To register, call 920.839.2802.