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  • Slinger Student Wins State-Park Sticker Contest

    A loon and chick floating on a calm body of water by Slinger High School sophomore Samantha Williams is the winning design for the 2024 Wisconsin State Park admission-sticker design contest. Williams’ design will be printed on state park and forest annual vehicle-admission stickers that will be displayed on more than 500,000 vehicles. The 2024 […]

  • UW-Oshkosh Offers Well Testing

    Door County residents with private wells are encouraged to participate in a groundwater-study program that UW-Oshkosh has been conducting since 2019. The program seeks to provide education about the importance of testing well water and build a database of Door County groundwater-quality data.  The testing parameters included in the study are bacteria (total coliforms/E. coli […]

  • The Ridges Sanctuary Adopts Master Plan

    In 1934, as a bulldozer stood ready to tear up 40 acres of boreal forest in Baileys Harbor, it was met by fierce opponents.  “If you go any further, you will have to scoop us up, too!” said Emma Toft, who, along with local builder Frank Oldenberg and a delegation of concerned Baileys Harbor citizens, […]

  • Connecting Climate Change and the Soil-Loss Crisis

    Renowned microbiologist and author coming to Door County It may be safe to assume that the majority of the American population has limited encounters with soil, given that 97% of the country’s land mass is considered “rural,” but those rural areas are home to only 19.3% of the U.S. population, according to the U.S. Census […]

  • Additional Speakers For Jumping Worms Presentation

    The Door County Master Gardeners Association is hosting a presentation on jumping worms in Door County on Aug. 31, 6:30 pm, at Crossroads at Big Creek’s Collins Learning Center.  In addition to Brad Herrick of the UW-Madison Arboretum, Sam Koyen, Door County invasive species team leader, will discuss what is happening in the county and […]

  • 2024 Surface Water Grants

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will award more than $6 million to local groups to protect and improve surface water. Lake groups, river groups, local governments, nonprofit organizations and producer-led groups are encouraged to apply for a grant. The DNR’s Surface Water grants program funding can be used to support a wide range […]

  • Ellison Bluff, Door Bluff Headlands Nominated for Old-Growth Forest Network

    Ellison Bluff State Natural Area and Door Bluff Headlands, both county parks in Liberty Grove, were nominated for inclusion in the national Old-Growth Forest Network. The nonprofit organization seeks to connect people to nature by creating a national network of publicly accessible, protected old forests and a network of people to help care for them. […]

  • Forest-Ecology Hike At Peninsula State Park

    Join the Climate Change Coalition of Door County for a hike on Aug. 26, 1-3 pm, at Peninsula State Park, beginning at Eagle Tower.  Lee Frelich, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Forest Ecology, will lead the moderate hike and focus on the local forest ecology, the climate-change response among native trees, and […]

  • There’s No Better Time to Start Making Your Own Mulch

    The arrival of invasive Asian jumping worms – and the threat of other invasive species – makes this a great time for property owners to start making their own compost material, according to Jeff Lutsey, executive director of the Climate Change Coalition (CCC) of Door County.  Lutsey and CCC members have set up a network […]

  • ‘Second-Wave Worm Invasion’

    Third municipal compost site closes In the wake of discoveries of a nonnative worm that’s believed to harm trees and gardens and transform soil composition, a third town has ordered residents to no longer pick up mulch or soil from a municipal compost site. On the heels of restrictions in Egg Harbor and Sturgeon Bay […]

  • Jumping Worms Presentation

    The Door County Master Gardeners Association is hosting a presentation on jumping worms in Door County on Aug. 31, 6:30 pm, at Crossroads at Big Creek’s Collins Learning Center, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay.  Brad Herrick of the UW-Madison Arboretum will discuss how jumping worms differ from other earthworms, how they spread, their potential […]

  • Appel’s Bluff Guided Hike

    Join a Ridges Sanctuary naturalist to explore the varied Appel’s Bluff landscape – featuring ledges, a hardwood forest and open fields – on Aug. 16, 1-3 pm. The fee is $15 for the public, $12 for members, and $7 for ages 16 and younger. Meet at the Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center, 8166 Hwy 57 in Baileys […]

  • 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 […]