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June 2019

Join the Work Crew; Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve, 5340 Lake Ln
Sturgeon Bay, 54235 United States
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Itching to get your hands dirty and really connect with the land? Discover the rewarding feel of restoration work in the field! Join the upcoming work party and help with invasive species removal! The day will include hand-pulling garlic mustard, bagging it and removing it from the site. Volunteers will also get to spend time on the shore and while helping to clean-up the beach and on the trails for some maintenance. People should dress for the weather and walking…

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Discovering Life in a Vernal Pond

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$10
W19-06-08

Join us for a discovery adventure at the Aten-Collins Conservation Easement as we search for wetland animals living in the vernal pond. This magical pond fills up every spring as snow melts and water drains down through the Niagara escarpment on its way to Green Bay. Because the pond dries up every summer, fish cannot live here. Without predatory fish, a host of unique aquatic species, such as fairy shrimp, caddisfly, cyclops, scuds, freshwater sponges, tadpoles and salamander larvae can…

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Niagara Escarpment Geology Hike

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Lautenbach Woods Nature Preserve, 6749 County Rd G
Egg Harbor, 54209 United States
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E19-06-15

Located on the Niagara Escarpment, the Door County Land Trust’s Lautenbach Woods Nature Preserve hosts a beautiful hardwood forest and karst landscape of fractures and sinkholes in the dolomite rock that underlies Door County. Discover the hydrology, karst features, spring ephemeral pond, and ancient lakeshore found on this preserve. Did you ever wonder if dinosaurs lived here, or if Door County had volcanoes, or if it's really true that the Niagara Escarpment actually breathes? Come learn the answers to these…

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With Love, From Nature: 
A Forest Mindfulness Immersion 1

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Solitude Natural Area, 6759 Logerquist Rd.
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202 United States
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$25
W19-06-22

Inspire your soul, calm your mind and nurture your heart. Join us as we reconnect and rejuvenate within the gorgeous Solitude Natural Area 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…

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July 2019

Healing the Landscape:
Oak Road Nature Preserve

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Oak Road Nature Preserve, 6391 Oak Road
Egg Harbor, 54209 United States
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E19-07-13

Discover the human history that shaped the Door County Land Trust’s Oak Road Nature Preserve, which has gone from wetland to farmland, and is now returned back to nature. From Native Americans, to farmers, to the Land Trust today, this hundred year old farmstead which once produced diary, corn, and peas, is now the site of a major ecological restoration project. Over the past ten years, the Land Trust has planted thousands of trees and a 30-acre prairie in these…

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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
W19-09-07

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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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
E19-09-20

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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October 2019

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
W19-10-12

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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