Land Trust Gathering Embraces Belgian Heritage

Belgian history and culture will set the stage for the Door County Land Trust’s annual gathering Aug. 25, 2-5 pm, because meeting attendees at the Belgian Heritage Center in Namur will be able to explore the Belgian culture that has been rooted in Southern Door since the 1850s. The Land Trust chose the location for its gathering in recognition of the area’s conservation projects.

Emily Wood, Door County Land Trust’s executive director, will speak about the organization’s conservation work with Southern Door landowners, and she is also expected to announce several new, neighboring conservation projects.

The gathering includes a social hour with beer donated by Bridge Up Brewing Company of Sturgeon Bay; a raffle featuring work by Door County artists that benefits the Land Trust; picnic and dessert buffets; and the Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble from Madison playing works created and inspired by Belgian jazz great Django Reinhardt.

The annual gathering is open to the public. Tickets ($45 per adult, $25 per child) must be purchased in advance at or by phone at 920.746.1359.