Land Trust Launches Drive and Bird Sanctuary Receives Grants

Land Trust Launches December Membership Drive

Donors can double their impact on the Door County Land Trust in December thanks to a generous gift from member Helen Ambuel. 

Contributions from all new Land Trust members in December will be matched by Ambuel. To increase land protection across the peninsula the organization aims to gain 150 new members before the new year. Members get Protect What You Love stickers, Land Trust hats, T-shirts, and more. More details can be found on the Land Trust’s website at To join call 920.746.1359 or make a contribution on the website.

The Land Trust protects more than 8,200 acres, more than 30 nature preserves and natural areas, and is supported by more than 2,400 families and individuals. For the Door County community this means the Land Trust protects a wide variety of threatened habitats for rare plants and animals, all while being supported by people like you.

Bird Sanctuary Receives Three Grants

Open Door Bird Sanctuary has been awarded several grants for 2019-2020 projects starting with a new aviary that will hold three birds, similar to two already on site. This project is funded in part by a grant from the Green Bay Packers Foundation (GBPF) and will help make way for new birds at the sanctuary.

The foundation awarded $1,000,000 to 195 recipients, including Open Door, who was just one of 21 organizations in the wildlife category. The GBPF cycles through their group of interests every three years, so the next time ODBS could apply would be in 2022.

In addition, two other foundations, the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation and The Maihaugen Foundation, have contributed grants to the completion of the Nature Center – Powering the Future project. For more information, visit