Category: Green Page

  • The Bay Of Green Bay’s Future

    The Door County Environmental Council is hosting J. Val Klump, J.D., Ph.D. – a foremost Great Lakes limnologist and biogeochemist – on Aug. 16, 7 pm, for “The Future of the Bay of Green Bay.” Klump will speak about the state of the water quality in the bay of Green Bay, its current challenges and what […]

  • Give A Hoot At The Hoot-E-Nanny Fundraiser

    Open Door Bird Sanctuary’s eighth annual Hoot-e-Nanny fundraiser will be held Aug. 23, 5-9 pm, at Woodwalk Gallery, 6746 Cty G in Egg Harbor. It will generate funding for various projects, daily operations and two paid staff members to support the 34-acre Jacksonport sanctuary, which now includes 19 residents, including a new snowy owl named […]

  • Bid On Local Art At Land Trust Gala

    Nature – as represented by many Door County artists – will be up for bid during a silent auction at the Door County Land Trust’s annual gathering Aug. 25, 2-5 pm, at the Belgian Heritage Center, ​​1255 Cty DK in Brussels.  The donated works of art range from paintings to photography. Landscapes painted in pastel, oil and […]

  • Honey Harvest And Sweet Activities

    Curious about the world of honeybees and beekeeping? Attend the Door County Beekeepers Club’s 2023 Community Honey Harvest, which will take place rain or shine Aug. 19, 9-11 am, at Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay. With support from Crossroads, the Wisconsin Master Gardeners Association, Wild Ones and the Seed Library, […]

  • Invasive Species Snapshot Day Aug. 19

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and its partners invite the public to help search for aquatic invasive species on Aug. 19, which is Aquatic Invasive Species Snapshot Day. This free, fun, hands-on effort relies on volunteers to monitor streams, lakes and wetlands at designated sites across the state for signs of nonnative plants and […]

  • 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 […]