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August 2019

Annual Gathering Conservation Easement Open House

August 17 @ 9:00 am - August 18 @ 11:30 am
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Door County Land Trust works with landowners to permanently protect their property with conservation easement agreements. These protected lands remain under private ownership, but contribute to the health of the landscape.  Join us to tour privately protected properties and learn directly from landowners about the Land Trust’s conservation easement program. Saturday, August 17  - 9:00 am – 11:00 am & 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm  Sunday August 18 - 9:30 am - 11:30 am Weekend Tour Schedule: Saturday, August 17…

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Annual Gathering

August 18 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Stone Harbor Resort Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States + Google Map
$40

Annual Gathering Celebration Sunday, August 18, 2019 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Please call our office to purchase tickets! 920-746-1359 The Power of Discovery You are invited to celebrate the conservation successes we have accomplished...together! Go beyond the Door and discover something new! Every Land Trust acre has a story, filled with songs from spring peepers, tales from towering hemlocks, and rhythmic wing-beats from powerful pollinators. Executive Director Tom Clay and guest speakers will share the stories of preserving our…

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Sunset Over the Swamp

August 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$125

Join us for a bird’s eye view of the  Gibraltar-Ephraim Swamp and the headwaters of Eagle Harbor—site of several recent land protection projects. Our hosts, Donna and Tony DeNardo, open their home overlooking the Gibraltar-Ephraim Swamp for an evening of scrumptious tapas-style fare, wines and desserts that encourage you to sample, share and socialize. $125 per person • 20 Guests Hosts: Donna and Tony DeNardo        Staff: Tom Clay and Cinnamon Rossman We're sorry, this event is full.…

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September 2019

With Love, From Nature:
A Forest Mindfulness Immersion 2

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Legacy Nature Preserve at Clay Banks, 1188 South Lake Michigan Drive
Sturgeon Bay, 54235 United States
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$25
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Join us as we reconnect and rejuvenate within the gorgeous Legacy Nature Preserve the Door County Land Trust protects and preserves forever. Using our breath, our senses, and guided intention we will explore and experience Nature’s abundant wisdom around us and within us. This practice is rooted in gratitude for the beautiful gifts that Nature generously provides all beings and is a celebration of mindful collaboration of human-kind and Nature. There will be gentle hiking and possible sitting on the…

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Fall Farm to Table: Barndiva Style

September 12 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Woodwalk Gallery, 6746 County Rd G
Egg Harbor, 54209 United States
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$125

Revel in the heart of fall with a home grown feast, harvested and prepared by Woodwalk Gallery owners Jillaine and Andy, and served in their elegant barn. The evening begins with a walk in Lautenbach Woods Nature Preserve where the escarpment defines the landscape. Weather permitting, enjoy pre- and post- dinner in the gardens and around the campfire, and the main entree under soft café lighting in the beautiful gallery barn.  $125 per person • 12 Guests All proceeds from…

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The Fungus Among Us:
Fall Fungi and Mushroom Hike

September 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Kangaroo Lake Nature Preserve, 7912 North Maple Road
Baileys Harbor, 54202 United States
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$10
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Join mushroom expert Charlotte Lukes on a 1.5-mile stroll through the Door County Land Trust’s Kangaroo Lake Nature Preserve. As the days shorten and the temperatures cool, Door County’s forests transform into a wonderland of fall color. For those who know where to look, the appearance of ephemeral and mysterious fungi can be a spectacle rivaling the famed spring wildflower bloom. Kangaroo Lake’s hardwood and boreal forests and nearby wetlands create a range of habitat perfect for fall fungi. Trails…

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A Tour of the Night Sky: Deep Sky Astronomy

$10

Join Astronomer James Krumenacher and filmmakers of The Emissary, Holly and Tim Erskine, for an unforgettable evening as we tour northern Door’s night sky looking at galaxies, nebula, globular and open clusters and constellations. We’ll be using Jamie’s state of the art telescopes for this deep sky tour. Proceeds from the evening will provide astronomy equipment for Newport State Park’s Dark Sky programs. Bring a red-light flashlight, a comfortable lawn chair for viewing, binoculars and a spotting scope if desired. Raindate…

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October 2019

Sandhill Crane Migration

October 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
$10
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Revel in the amazing sounds and view of hundreds of sandhill cranes gathering at sunset on Ivan and Joanne Bissen's 460 acre property protected by a Door County Land Trust conservation easement. Every fall hundreds of cranes gather in the Bissen pond each night after feeding all day in neighboring fields, in preparation for their long migration south.  Bring a lawn chair, flashlight and warm clothes to experience this all from the comfort of your chair. The location is on…

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Autumn Amble with the Andraes

$85

Hosts Marji and Dan Andrae open their eco-friendly home and property for you to explore. The morning begins with coffee, pastries and a mimosa toast, followed by a walk through trails on the property, weather permitting. Learn about the geothermal heating and passive solar systems that provide an earth-friendly alternative to traditional home systems. Our hosts will serve a breakfast strata with local farm-fresh ingredients, fresh fruit and more. Hosted at the Andrae's home in the heart of central Door County.…

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Strawberry Creek Chinook Salmon Hatchery Tour

October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Strawberry Creek Chinook Salmon Facility, 1517 Strawberry Ln.
Sturgeon bay, WI 54235 United States
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$10
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Join DNR Fishery Biologist, Nick Legler for a hands-on tour of Wisconsin’s largest Chinook Salmon egg collecting facility at Strawberry Creek, adjacent to the Door County Land Trust’s Ship Canal Nature Preserve. Every October mature Chinook Salmon swim up Strawberry Creek to spawn. Their eggs are collected and fertilized here, then transferred to fish hatcheries to be reared. Each spring over 120,000 salmon fingerlings are stocked in a pond on Strawberry Creek where they imprint on the creek, ensuring they…

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