Category: Green Page

  • Watershed-Protection Grants

    The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is accepting applications for 2024 Producer-Led Watershed Protection Grants through Sept. 15. These grants advance producer-led conservation solutions and help farmers to find conservation solutions that are best suited to their watershed. The total program budget for 2024 is $1 million, and eligible groups can receive […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ridges Receives $73,000 Grant For Iris Restoration

    The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor has been awarded federal funds to implement a dwarf lake iris restoration project through the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Coastal Program.  The grant advances efforts to expand the plant’s numbers, which have been decreasing at the sanctuary during the past several decades due to forest encroachment, loss of […]

  • This Time, Gibraltar Voters Say Yes to Redmann Property

    About 200 people streamed into the Gibraltar Fire Department’s truck bays Wednesday evening to hear details of the town’s new plan to buy 118 acres of land known as the Redmann property and vote on the $1.5 million purchase. After town administrator Travis Thyssen assured those in attendance that the purchase will not cost taxpayers […]

  • Walking the Walk: Jeff Lutsey is living his principles

    There’s hardly a minute in any day when Jeff Lutsey isn’t battling climate change – with such commitment, in fact, that when the Climate Change Coalition (CCC) of Door County offered him the position of executive director, he needed to make sure he would have enough time to dedicate to CCC’s mission while pursuing his […]

  • Leaving a Legacy of Protected Lands

    by Terrie Cooper, Door County Land Trust senior land-protection manager It’s hard to imagine a more idyllic childhood than mine, growing up in Ellison Bay in the 1970s. I knew I was living in a precious and sacred place. Hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and riding horses along the rustic trails that traversed the county created […]

  • Tour The Peninsular Agricultural Research Station

    The Door County Master Gardeners Association (DCMGA) is hosting a walking tour of the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station (PARS) on July 26, 2:30 pm, with Becky Wiepz, PARS superintendent; and Jamie Patton, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Conservation Service’s state soil health coordinator.  Take your questions and good walking shoes to cover about one and a […]

  • UW-Extension Training For Master Gardeners

    Early-bird registration for the UW-Extension’s Foundations in Gardening course – the first step in training and certification to become a Master Gardener – will be open July 17 – Aug. 14.  Through this online, self-paced introductory course, participants learn key concepts for selecting, growing and maintaining plants – from trees to houseplants to vegetables and […]

  • Matching Donation Drive Through July For Ridges’ Trackchair Trail System

    The Ridges Sanctuary, committed to supporting access to the outdoors, is seeking to expand reservation openings and improve its existing Trackchair trail system through improved signage and infrastructure, as well as adding educational signs, an enclosed trailer and a solar charger. The Ridges is looking to raise $6,000 to support these improvements, and thanks to […]

  • Wisconsin Land Trust Days

    Gathering Waters: Wisconsin’s Alliance for Land Trusts has launched the sixth annual Wisconsin Land Trust Days, which will run through Sept. 30. During this event series, 21 land trusts across the state will host 45 fun, family-friendly outdoor activities that are open to the public, such as hiking, biking and paddling tours, collecting prairie seeds […]

  • Dinner Celebrates 10 Years Of Climate Change Coalition

    The Climate Change Coalition of Door County is celebrating 10 years of climate education and community climate action during a party Sept. 20, 4:30-8:30 pm, at About Thyme Farm, 8425 Cty F in Baileys Harbor.  The keynote speaker will be Jo Handselsman, the White House science adviser from 2014 until 2017, and director of the […]

  • Invasive-Species Workday

    Volunteers are invited to join The Ridges Sanctuary on July 20 to help with invasive-species projects, including removing and bagging invasive plants. Participants should wear appropriate footwear, pants, long sleeves and gloves. To join the work day, contact Sam Hoffman at [email protected] or call 920.839.2802, ext. 108.

  • Fincantieri Receives Green Certification for Second Year

    Fincantieri Marinette Marine and Fincantieri ACE Marine received recognition for their continued efforts in environmental sustainability during the recent Green Marine GreenTech conference in Seattle. Green Marine is a voluntary environmental certification program that encourages maritime enterprises to adopt measurable actions that go beyond regulatory obligations.  Both Fincantieri shipyards were the first in Wisconsin to […]

  • Land Trust Adds 63.3 Acres To Protected Land

    The Door County Land Trust recently purchased 63.3 acres that will extend the protection of water quality and wildlife surrounding its Kellner Fen Natural Area, located near the Lake Michigan shoreline north of Sturgeon Bay. The fen is home to several rare orchids and carnivorous plants, including sundews and pitcher plants; migratory and breeding birds; […]

  • The Ridges Works To Protect Orchids

    The Ridges Sanctuary is currently working on an orchid inventory in an effort to understand the specific environmental conditions that are necessary for orchid growth and reproduction, asymbiotic germination techniques, shade house orchid growth and the best possible restoration locations in its Hidden Brook living laboratory area. So far, the team of orchid trekkers has […]

  • Family Nature Exploration At Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek is launching a week of activities with a make-and-take craft on June 30, 10 am, and the make-and-take activities will continue weekly in the Collins Learning Center. The July 3, 10 am, family nature program focuses on glaciers. Participants will learn about the Ice Age glaciers that gave the Midwest its […]

  • Ahnapee Trail Bike Rides

    The Friends of the Ahnapee State Trail organization is hosting out-and-back bike rides monthly on the last Saturday, 10:30 am, throughout the summer. Each ride is approximately 10 miles, and participants have the option to eat at a local restaurant or take their own lunch. The July 29 ride starts at Bruemmer Park in Kewaunee […]

  • Statewide Management Strategy For Phragmites

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced a new guidance document, “Phragmites australis: A Statewide Management Strategy,” that lays out a Wisconsin-wide approach to managing the nonnative phragmites (or common reed): an aggressive wetland plant with a wide distribution across the continental United States. Because of its negative impacts on wetland function and […]

  • Ramped-Up Reforestation

    The annual Climate Change Coalition Big Plant effort puts 13,900 new native trees in the ground  The Big Plant had a record-setting year in terms of the number of highly visible community tree plantings completed. In short, the countywide effort took great strides toward reforesting several public plots as well as lawns, business properties and […]

  • Sportsman’s Club Wants to ‘Bring Pilot Island Back to Life’

    The Washington Island Sportsman’s Club is calling on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to “bring back Pilot Island for all to enjoy.” The club sent a response late last month to the FWS’s regional director, Charles W. Traxler, requesting that the FWS address, by June 23, what it called a “clear-cut direction from […]