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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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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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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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Bioblitz at Three Springs

June 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Three Springs Nature Preserve, 10442 3 Springs Rd
Sister Bay, 54234 United States
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We’re doing an ecological inventory of our natural wetlands treasures—and we need your help. Become a citizen scientist for a day! It’s called a BioBlitz—a community science activity for people of all ages and experience.  Discover and document the variety of species found at the Three Springs Nature Preserve. We will focus on various facets of Door County’s wetland ecosystem from birds and bats and butterflies to reptiles, insects, mammals and other flora and fauna. Join small teams headed by professional…

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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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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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December 2019

Swamp Stomp:
A Hike through Gibraltar-Ephraim Swamp

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Gibraltar-Ephraim Swamp Natural AreaGibraltar-Ephraim Swamp Natural AreaGibraltar-Ephraim Swamp Natural AreaJoin us for an adventurous hike exploring one of the Door County Land Trust’s newest conservation projects, the Gibraltar-Ephraim Swamp Natural Area, where we’ve protected nearly 300 acres. Stretching west from the Village of Ephraim’s Wetland Preserve and east to Townline Rd., the Gibraltar-Ephraim swamp corridor contains some of the northern Door’s largest wetlands emptying into Green Bay. Many rare plants and animals, such as the dwarf-lake iris, red-shouldered hawk, ram’s…

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