Category: Green Page

  • Explore Ellison Bluff with Nationally-Known Forester

    Join the Climate Change Coalition of Door County for Springtime in the Woods, a guided hike with nationally-known forester Lee Frelich, Ph.D., director of the University of Minnesota Center for Forest Ecology. The hike will be held May 28, 1:30-3:30 pm, at the Ellison Bluff State Natural Area. This event is a fundraiser to support […]

  • Composting with the Village of Egg Harbor

    The Village of Egg Harbor will resume compost pickup starting this month. With the help of the DNR and the village’s Compost University-trained Public Works team, a pilot program was launched in conjunction with Main Street Market and select businesses. Participants receive 5-gallon collection pails to collect pre-consumer food scraps (fruits and veggies – no […]

  • Big Plant Visits Peninsula Preschool

    For Arbor Day, Door County’s Big Plant visited the Peninsula Preschool in Ephraim to share the planting and care of trees with the 3K and 4K children. Jeff Lutsey and Cindy Nelson demonstrated how to plant red pine, white pine and balsam fir trees on the grounds of the preschool which is located in the […]

  • Innovative Runoff Solutions Catch On

    After the Peninsula Pulse’s annual Sustainability issue appeared in April, more tips came in about local groups who have installed, or are installing, drainage-control features and permeable pavement in their parking lots. Shoppers might not notice, for example, but when CVS was built on the site of the former Neighborhood Grill on Egg Harbor Road, […]

  • Environmental Council Panel Examines Local Issues

    “The Past, Present and Future of Door County” is the second program in a three-part series that the Door County Environmental Council is sponsoring to examine the many issues facing Door County residents. It will be held May 18, 7 pm, at the Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St. in Egg Harbor. Attend in person or […]

  • Leave No Trace Tuesday Returns May 17

    Leave No Trace Tuesday – a monthly community mixer that Destination Door County hosts monthly on the third Tuesday – will resume May 17, 5-7 pm, at Birch Creek Music Performance Center, 3821 Cty E in Egg Harbor. Volunteers should meet in the parking lot to learn about Door County’s Leave No Trace Seven Principles, sign […]

  • Island School District Demonstrates 21st-Century Excellence

    School earns two awards for integrating environmental best practices into everyday projects, solutions and learning “The island can limit their elective opportunities, but not their opportunities to connect and make a difference in their own community.” — Miranda Dahlke, middle school math and science teacher, Washington Island School District  Students and leaders at the tiny […]

  • Bat Population Up Slightly in Door County Cave

    Tours of Horseshoe Bay Cave to resume this summer Make no mistake: White-nose syndrome has wiped out more than 90% of cave-hibernating bats in Wisconsin and Door County in just seven years. The fungal pathogen caused a crash from more than 1,000 bats and four species in Door County’s Horseshoe Bay Cave to just a […]

  • Crossroads Launches Land Restoration School

    Crossroads at Big Creek is establishing a Land Restoration School (LRS, to provide educational immersion in the principles, practices and planning of ecological restoration for degraded lands. The LRS is designed to teach a cohort of six to 12 adults every year. Participants may be those who are refining or redirecting college experiences, following […]

  • Nature Conservancy Hosts Tree Plantings

    The Nature Conservancy will host spring tree plantings at its North Bay Preserve on April 29, 10 am – 2 pm, and April 30, 9 am – 12 pm. In observance of Earth Day and Arbor Day, join staff and volunteers to plant 600 tree seedlings. Volunteers may drop in anytime to help plant trees […]

  • Local Team Will Help Property Owners Kill Invasive Phragmites

    Property owners: Have you seen 10- to 20-foot-tall grasses with feathery seed heads on or near your land? If so, the Door County Invasive Species Team (DCIST) seeks access to eliminate these alien weeds. As in previous years, DCIST will work to eliminate tall phragmites grasses from public lands and highway rights-of-way. But this year, […]

  • Gathering Ground Seeks Partners for USDA Grant Program

    Gathering Ground, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on Washington Island, is applying for the second round of the USDA’s Climate Smart Agriculture Grant and is looking for Door County farms to participate in the grant. It’s an opportunity to fund implementation of a climate-smart practice on your farm. By “climate smart,” the USDA is referring to practices […]

  • Scholarships Available for Clearing Classes

    Full and partial scholarships are available for both resident and commuter students in The Clearing’s program of weeklong classes. The season runs from early May through October. May and early-June classes for which scholarships are available include Get Help with Your Knitting, Learn to Weave, Beginning Blacksmithing and more.Review a complete list of classes and […]

  • Festival of Nature Celebrates All Summer Long

    The Ridges Sanctuary and its community partners invite the public to celebrate the precious species, rare habitat and natural beauty of the Door peninsula all summer long during its 20th annual Festival of Nature. Activities will kick off on Memorial Day weekend and include 65 programs involving outdoor learning, social conversation and art.  On May […]

  • DCGMA Lecture Explores Invasive Jumping Worms

    Many Door County gardeners have been shocked to discover invasive jumping worms in their lawns, gardens and woodlands. Ecologist Brad Herrick will explore the impact of this new nonnative soil invader during the next lecture of the Door County Master Gardeners Association’s (DCMGA) Education Series on April 26, 6:30-8 pm, at Crossroads at Big Creek, […]

  • Documentary Discusses Soil, Climate Change

    Crossroads at Big Creek is partnering with the Climate Change Coalition of Door County to screen Kiss the Ground on April 21, 6:30 pm, as part of Every Day Is Earth Day. The event will take place at Crossroads, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay. This compelling, hopeful documentary explores the power of regenerative agriculture […]

  • DNR Providing Grants for Recycling Electronics

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting applications for the new E-Cycle Wisconsin Electronics Collection Grant from entities that will host one or a series of electronics collection sites or events in 2022 or the beginning of 2023. The events or sites must be located in counties that do not currently have a […]

  • Planting a Tree: One Small Step Anyone Can Take

    The public demand for trees overwhelmed planners of the inaugural Big Plant tree-planting blitz last spring. As a result, communities, service clubs and Door County nature and environmental organizations have prepared to meet some of that demand this April and May, but they anticipate more people will want free trees than can receive them. Roy […]

  • Sustainability Issue on Its Way

    We’ll explore how to make better connections Earth Day is April 22 this year, and our Sustainability Issue will hit newsstands that same day. This has been an annual convergence for more than a decade. The point is to shine a light on a single topic to convey what’s being done locally – and what […]

  • Earth Day Festival April 21-24

    This year’s Every Day Is Earth Day Festival will be held April 21-24 at three locations. Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay, will screen the film Kiss the Ground, a hopeful documentary about restoring the soil beneath our feet, on April 21, 6 pm.  Northern Sky Theater will host an Earth […]