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August 2019

The Enchanting, Endangered, Emerald Dragonfly

August 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$85

Cedar swamps, springs and creeks at the north end of Mud Lake create the perfect conditions for a thriving population of the Federally endangered Hine’s emerald dragonfly. Dan Soluk, PhD and the University of South Dakota research team will guide us. Then, we’ll meet at Graceland, where our hosts Grace and Glen Rossman will offer fresh salads from the garden and grilled options for herbivore and omnivore alike. $85 per person • 30 Guests         Hosts: Grace…

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Annual Gathering Conservation Easement Open House

August 17 @ 9:00 am - August 18 @ 11:30 am
S19-08-17

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 of Friends Sunday, August 18, 2019 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm 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 peninsula’s natural lands and protecting this place…

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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-Eprhaim 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
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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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

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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December 2019

Swamp Stomp:
A Hike through Gibraltar-Ephraim Swamp

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free
E19-12-14

Join 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 head lady’s slipper, bald eagle and trout make their…

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