Crossroads at Big Creek will host a free lecture of the Door County Environmental Council, “Fifty Years of Wetland Science, Awareness, Policy,” on July 25, 7 pm. Tracy Hames, the executive director of the Wisconsin Wetlands Association, will discuss the types of wetlands in the state and why they’re important, and explore the history and current state of Wisconsin wetland policy and science.
Speaking of water quality, the UW-Oshkosh Environmental Research and Innovation Center is providing a well-testing service Monday through Thursday, 12-3 pm, until Aug. 22. Test kits are available for pickup at Crossroads.
On July 20, 10 am, join the Friends of Crossroads in ridding the Big Creek Preserve of invasive species. Meet at the maintenance building.
Family programs will also continue with Gift of the Glaciers on July 23, Search for Butterflies on July 24, and Rocks and Fossils on July 25. Meet at the Collins Learning Center at 10 am for all programs.
Crossroads is a donor-supported learning center comprising the Big Creek, Ida Bay and The Cove preserves. The Collins Learning Center, 2041 Michigan St., is open 10 am – 4 pm and during scheduled activities. Trails and restrooms are always open.