Sustainable Living Fair Kicks-off at Crossroads

Crossroads at Big Creek is proud and honored to host the kick-off event for the fifth annual Sustainable Living Fair. The fair, celebrating “Stewardship Today for a Better Tomorrow” will be held at Martin Park on April 26, but opening reception will be held in the Collins Learning Center on April 25.

The reception begins at 6:30 pm, and at 7 pm there will be a presentation, “Our Water Resources – Cultivating a Stronger Water Ethic.”

Three dynamic speakers will describe water quality efforts already underway. Tracy Hames, Wisconsin Wetlands Association executive director, will present his organization’s science based approach to help local governments, communities and citizens improve and sustain wetlands. Denny Caneff, executive director of the River Alliance of Wisconsin, will cover his group’s statewide efforts to conserve and protect vital river systems. Mike Strigel, Gathering Waters Conservancy executive director, will further explore the current challenges and opportunities to enhance our state’s wetlands, rivers and Great Lakes. The reception and presentation is free and open to the public.

On April 26 at 8 pm, the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society will host a viewing night at the Leif Everson Observatory and Astronomy Campus (reached by the Utah Street Entrance to Crossroads.) Jupiter and Mars should light up the sky and this informal event will be an opportunity to bid farewell to the winter constellations. If skies are cloudy, the event could be cancelled.

On April 29 at 7 pm, the Door County Master Gardeners welcome Sue Zimmerman, a Jefferson County Master Gardener, who will discuss intersectional peonies. Wisconsin has played a leading role in the development of these plants.

The Collins Learning Center, located at 2041 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay, is open 2 – 4:30 pm daily. For more information visit