Waterfest Returns to Crossroads

There are many big questions, such as what do the chemicals we put in our lakes do to the health of wildlife and humans? And that is the question explored in the film Living Downstream which is based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, PhD. On March 12 at 7 pm, the Door County Environmental Council will present Living Downstream in the lecture hall of the Collins Learning Center at the Crossroads in Sturgeon Bay. The film chronicles how Steingraber and others opposed the industrialization of the pristine Finger Lakes region, which, like Door County, is a tourist area known for natural beauty.

This film describes the year in which Steingraber attempted to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links. The program is free and open to the public.

March 8 at 10 am, Crossroads will bring back one of our most popular family programs. WATERFEST invites kids to play with water and in doing so, they will learn many of the quirky attributes of this remarkable substance. The program is free and open to learners of all ages, and participates will receive a free WATERFEST tee-shirt.

If the snow is still in solid form, Friends of Crossroads will continue the Winter Recreational Equipment loans on Thursday and Sunday afternoons. If the temperatures approach the melting point or wind chills dip into the danger range, this program will be cancelled. Visit to check on ski trail and snow conditions.

Trail use is free and open to the public. If conditions deteriorate, some trails may be temporarily closed. The Collins Learning Center, located at 2041 Michigan in Sturgeon Bay, is open 2 – 4:30 pm daily and during scheduled activities.