Category: Green Page

  • Crossroads Invites Potential Volunteers To Mixer

    Interested in finding out more about volunteer opportunities at the nature center on the east side of Sturgeon Bay? Potential volunteers and seasoned volunteers are welcome at the Crossroads Volunteer Mixer at 5 pm Friday, March 1 at the Collins Learning Center, Crossroads at Big Creek. 2041 Michigan St.

  • Master Naturalist Training Spots Still Available

    If you’re interested in nature and sharing knowledge with others, Master Naturalist training could be for you. Space is limited, as more than half of 20 spots have been claimed. In partnership with Door County Land Trust and Crossroads at Big Creek, Door County’s Master Naturalist training will begin 9 am – 4 pm April […]

  • Learn About Rain Gardens At Master Gardeners Lecture

    Naturalist and educator Karen Newbern will explore the benefits and beauty of rain gardens at the next Door County Master Gardeners Educational Series Lecture at 6:30 pm Tuesday, Feb. 27. During the free lecture at Crossroads at Big Creek, Newbern will show how to construct rain gardens to reduce runoff from home landscapes and keep […]

  • Invasive Species Council Hosts Educational Series

    The Wisconsin Invasive Species Council will host a series of virtual information sessions 6-7:30 pm on Wednesdays regarding proposed revisions to the state’s Invasive Species Identification, Classification and Control Rule on plants Feb. 28; aquatic plants, invertebrates and crayfish species March 13; and ornamental plants March 20. To register, visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural […]

  • Low-Cost Well Testing Offered Again This Year

    Door County residents with private wells are invited to participate in a groundwater study and receive discounted well water quality testing this spring. Well owners are asked to RSVP online at by March 22. The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh program’s testing parameters included in the study are bacteria (Total coliforms/E. coli) and nitrate for a […]

  • Volunteers Can Help Sow Seeds for Grassland Birds

    After collecting native seeds at the sites last September, Door County Land Trust personnel invite the public to help spread seeds at Oak Road Nature Preserve, 6391 Oak Road, Egg Harbor 10 am – noon Tuesday, Feb. 20. Work crews meet in the parking lot, and Stewardship Workday volunteers need to arrive on time in […]

  • Sustain Door Meets to Set Sustainable-practice goals

    The Sustain Door organization will meet at 6:30 pm Monday, Feb. 19 in the Door County Foundation Rooms at Third and Kentucky in Sturgeon Bay. A film will be presented and there will be time for discussion of sustainable practices and organization goals. Learn more at or Sustain Door on Facebook. Sustain Door announced […]

  • Egg Harbor Expands Composting Effort Beyond Its Borders

    $84,000 USDA grant will go to equipment, education The Village of Egg Harbor will give northern Door County composting a boost and reduce landfill waste this spring. The village, a Green Tier Legacy Community since 2017, received an $84,245 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to use toward a $112,300 two-year effort that reaches […]

  • Power Plant Demolition Needs Permit Due To Falcons

    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) proposes to issue a permit for the incidental taking of a rare bird, which may result from demolition of the Kewaunee Power Station. The presence of the state endangered peregrine falcon is confirmed in the vicinity of the project site. DNR staff determined that the work may result in […]

  • Peninsula Pride Meets For Watershed Conservation

    Peninsula Pride Farms – a farmer-led watershed conservation group in Kewaunee and Southern Door counties – will review the group’s progress from the past year and explore strategies for further conservation efforts during its annual conference, 9 am – 2:45 pm Feb. 13 at Kewaunee County Fairgrounds Expo Hall, 625 Third St., Luxemburg. To register, […]

  • Grants Go To Beach Study, Climate/ Ice-Safety Research

    Three research projects involving Door County locations received University of Wisconsin Sea Grant College Program grants.  –A $252,000 grant went to a regional project by UW-Milwaukee’s Sandra McLellan, “Development of a Risk-Based Framework for Beach Closing Decisions,” which will include one Door County beach.  –The Wisconsin Historical Society received a $109,000 grant to research a […]

  • Land Trust Accelerates Protection Efforts

    DCLT competes with developers to protect natural resources As Emily Wood steered her SUV into Bear Creek to ford the stream in December, backseat passenger Carrie Ehrfurth received a text, exclaimed “We closed!” and rang a cowbell she had in her backpack. Wood, the Door County Land Trust Executive Director, was driving this reporter, Project […]

  • Why These Land Sales Moved at a Snail’s Pace

    Completed and accepted conservation plan paves way for lot sales, with a conservation easement designed to protect snails Completion of a habitat-protection plan for rare snails made it possible for Alpine Resort ownership to sell blufftop lots that possess million-dollar views. Following the fall 2023 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) approval of a 40-page […]

  • Learn More About Lake Sturgeon, Our Missing Namesake Feb. 8, Speaker Will Discuss Dams’ Effects

    by COGGIN HEERINGA Interpretive Naturalist, Crossroads at Big Creek, Inc. Sturgeon will be the topic at Crossroads’ Fish Tales Lecture Series 7-9 pm Thursday, Feb. 8, when Dr. Patrick Forsythe presents, “Elevating Optimism of the Menominee River Through Successful Up and Downstream Passage of Lake Sturgeon.”  Because Crossroads is located in the City of Sturgeon […]

  • Treatments May Save Special Ash Trees

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages property owners to watch for D-shaped exit holes and woodpecker damage and flecking (bark removal) on their ash trees this winter.  Property owners who detect an Emerald Ash Borer infestation in its early stages – often by looking for woodpecker damage – can take steps to protect […]

  • DCLT Reveals More On Shoreline Easement

    Door County Land Trust released more details last week on a 589-foot stretch of shoreline, bluff, woods and escarpment to which it will have perpetual protection rights. As 2023 came to an end, Michael Schmitz of Ellison Bay granted the easement to four acres next to his home at the end of Porcupine Bay Road. […]

  • Master Gardener Event: Learn To ‘intervene’ To Make Color Pop

    Horticulturalist, landscape consultant and former botanical garden leader Mark Dwyer will kick off the Door County Master Gardeners Educational Lecture series with “Deadheading to Division” – a talk on manipulative techniques to enhance the appeal and impact of perennials in landscape design.  Admission is free to his talk at 6:30 pm Tuesday, Jan. 23 at […]

  • Countywide Climate Action Planning Starts at Home

    Two weeks of planning for a Door County climate-action plan started with three hours of brainstorming plus a list of simple actions anyone can take. Climate Change Coalition (CCC) members Deneen Wiske, Roy Thilly, executive director Jeff Lutsey and 30 workshop attendees this month determined what to do next to have the biggest countywide and […]

  • Fish Tales Presents “A Quest for Nests”

    Dr. Dan Isermann, Unit Leader of the U. S. Geological Survey’s Wisconsin Cooperative Fishery Research Unit at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, will kick off the Fish Tales lecture series with his presentation “A Quest for Nests II: Revisiting Nest Fishing and Smallmouth Bass Recruitment along the Door Peninsula,” Jan. 18, at Crossroads at Big […]

  • Proper Disposal of Christmas Greens

    Wild Ones Invasives can be spread through out-of-county decorations Misfortune will befall those who keep holiday decorations up beyond the Twelfth Night – or so goes the superstition from England.  Depending on how one counts, this would be Jan. 5 or 6, and though the people of Great Britain, Canada and many parts of the […]