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Join us for a hike or outing in 2016 to celebrate 30 years of protecting Door County’s exceptional lands and waters!

Registration opens on June 8.


Photo by Dan Eggert

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Door County Land Trust

Our story is one of passionate and dedicated people who love this place and work tirelessly to protect the land so that it can continue to sustain our community, nourish our body and soul, and be a source of inspiration now and long into the future. These lands would not be protected as nature preserves if it weren’t for the support of our members who love Door County.


Within these pages, you’ll find outings and events that educate and inspire. For this, our 30th Anniversary, we invite you to celebrate the scenic beauty and ecological diversity that, together, we have protected...forever.


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The Explore the Door series offers guided adventures for you to experience the beautiful places you’ve helped the Land Trust protect. Outings are led by trained volunteer hike leaders and/or Land Trust staff. All Explore the Door outings are free of charge and will be held rain or shine. Registration is required. In addition to the hikes listed here, you’ll find new and exciting additions to the hike schedule on our website. To stay informed of upcoming hikes, subscribe to our email newsletter by clicking the link on our website.

The Explorer Series offers special tours led by experts in the fields of ecology, geology and more. The tours generally include a detailed itinerary and may include some meals and transportation with the group. Registration may be through the Door County Land Trust or through the tour leader.

Dining for Open Spaces events are hosted by Land Trust supporters to benefit the Door County Land Trust. Hosts welcome you into their homes or out on the land for brunches, lunches, cocktail parties, and dinners. Most Dining events include a visit to one of Door County’s beautiful open spaces. All proceeds from Dining for Open Spaces events benefit land preservation. See “How to Register” on page 9.

Special events are in a league all their own! The registration process varies widely from event to event and may be coordinated through a partnering organization. Specific instructions are included at the bottom of each special event page.


Photo by Dale Goodner

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Explore the Door Explorer Series Dining for Open Spaces Special Events

Niagara Escarpment Day Tour

Friday, June 17

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Forest Diversity and Succession Day Tour

Thursday, June 23

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Around the World in an Evening: Progressive Dinner on Glidden Drive

Saturday, June 25

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Wetland Hydrology and Geology Connection Hike

Thursday, June 30

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Ecosystem Recovery: Unexpected Adventures Hike and Monologue

Friday, July 1

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Conifers and Hardwoods on Ancient Shorelines Hike

Thursday, July 7

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Plum Island Range Light and Ecology Tour

Saturday, July 9

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Land in Transition: Farm to Forest Hike

Thursday, July 21

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Sunset Passage through Porte des Morts

Sunday, July 24

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Stone, Water, Glaciers and Waves Day Tour

Thursday, July 28

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History and Transition at the Legacy Nature Preserve at Clay Banks

Thursday, August 4

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By Land and By Sea: A Day on Washington Island

Thursday, August 11

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Celebrating 30 Years: The 18th Annual Gathering

Sunday, August 14

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Online registration opens on June 8, 9:00 am

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Restoring the Landscape: Plants and Stewardship Hike

Thursday, August 18

Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Adventure

Friday, August 19

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Restoration and the Resilient Landscape Day Tour

Thursday, August 25

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The Brahms-Kahn Connection: Joint Benefit Concert with Midsummer’s Music

Monday, September 5

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Artistic Evening in the Steel Bridge Creative District

Thursday, September 8

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People and Plants: Invasives and Solutions Hike

Saturday, September 10

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Good Ol’ Road Rally

Tuesday, September 13

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Explore Niagara’s Twin Escarpment: A 7-Day Journey to the Bruce Peninsula

September 18-25

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Ridges, Swales, Logs and Lunch!

Friday, September 23

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Late Bloomers and Fruits of the Woods Hike

Saturday, September 24

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Autumn at Anderson Pond Hike

Saturday, October 8

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Fall Foliage Hike

Saturday, October 22

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Geologic and Human History at Northview Hike

Saturday, November 5

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Erskine Woods Winter Hike

Saturday, December 10

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Indicates an additional hike, open to the public. Registration for these hikes opens approximately two weeks before the event.

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The Explore the Door program is generously sponsored by:

Register online at www.DoorCountyLandTrust.org

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Photo by Dan Eggert

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e are pleased to announce that we will once again offer an online event registration system for Celebrating Open Spaces events.

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Online registration will open on Wednesday, June 8, 9:00 am.

Payment options: You will be given an option at checkout

to pay with a credit card online or mail a check to our office. If space is available, registration for events will continue up to the date of the event. Throughout the summer you can visit our website to find out which events have available spaces.

Phone registration option: For those who do not have

vents will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register online by visiting DoorCountyLandTrust.org and clicking on the “Event Registration” button on our home page. From there, you will be able to view and select which events you would like to attend and reserve space for yourself and/or your guests.

internet access or may not be comfortable using the online registration system, we will have volunteers stationed at our office on June 8th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to take your registration over the phone. Just call our office at (920) 746-1359 and we will be happy to assist you.

Choose your events: To ensure that everyone has the

are open to the public; others are for members only. If you are not a member, we hope you’ll consider joining. To become a Door County Land Trust member, visit www.DoorCountyLandTrust.org.

opportunity to attend an event of their choice, we ask that you register for your top two event choices, complete your checkout, and then register for additional events of your choosing.

Please note: Some Celebrating Open Spaces events

New this year: Your online shopping cart will temporarily

place a hold on your chosen items for 15 minutes. A countdown timer will notify you how many minutes remain before items will be removed from your cart.

Register online at www.DoorCountyLandTrust.org

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Friday, June 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Throughout Door County, begins in Egg Harbor $100 per person • Open to everyone • 20 Hikers Join Geologist Roger Kuhns and Professional Naturalist Paul Regnier on a special natural history tour exploring the dynamics of the Door County Niagara Escarpment. Highlights include stops and short hikes with comparisons to the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, Canada. We’ll explore linkages between the ecosystems of today with those ancient ecosystems that were present as the Niagara Escarpment formed millions of years ago. We’ll look for fossil indicators of life and climate in the rocks, and put them in context of the natural history of today. An important part of the trip includes discussions about sustainable land use practices. This is a special tour open to the public and it will complement the Door County Land Trust’s tour to the Bruce Peninsula in the fall of 2016 (see page 24 for details). Comfortable and sturdy footwear is recommended. Tour fee includes minibus transportation and a box lunch. Easy walking. Limited space. Tour Leaders: Paul Regnier, professional naturalist, Roger Kuhns, geologist

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Online registration opens on June 8, 9:00 am

Forest Diversity and Succession Day Tour

Thursday, June 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Throughout Door County, begins in Baileys Harbor $100 per person • Open to everyone • 20 Hikers Door County is blessed with a biodiversity found in few areas in the Upper Midwest. Habitat diversity results in a rich variety of flora and fauna. Today’s hike, to at least three preserves, illustrates forest diversity and forest succession. Learn and explore the natural processes that help support biodiversity and stable forest communities. As we meander through the forest, we’ll discuss signs of past use and where these forests are headed into the future. Comfortable and sturdy footwear recommended. Tour fee includes minibus transportation and a box lunch. Easy walking. Limited space. Leader: Paul Regnier, professional naturalist Co-Leader: John Hermann

Julie Schartner

Julie Schartner

Cinnamon Rossman

Cinnamon Rossman

Niagara Escarpment Day Tour


Barb Ottum

Nic McPhee

Barb Ottum

Dining Around the World in an Evening: Progressive Dinner on Glidden Drive Saturday, June 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Glidden Drive Neighborhood

$95 per person • Open to everyone • 32 Guests Neighbors on Glidden Drive offer you an evening of cuisines from around the world. Begin the evening with wine and light hors d’oeuvres. Jeff Ottum will share the latest news about projects underway at the Land Trust. Then travel just down the road to one of four homes, each serving a different international cuisine. You will select your cuisine preference when you register online. After dinner, hosts and guests will gather together for desserts featuring strawberries and chocolate as the evening comes to a close.

Julie Schartner

Hosts: Hors d’oeuvres — Barb & Jeff Ottum, Sue, Kendall, Molly & Abby Banks Dinner — Chris Comeford, Kay Glessner, JoAnn & Gary Henger, Cal Bonnivier & Herb Klein Dessert — Judy & Ward Cramer Menu: Mexican — Fajita-Style Steak • Spanish Squash • Four Corners Rice and Beans • Mile-High Salad • Greek — Dolmathes (Grape Leaves) • Spanikopita (Spinach Pie) • Greek Salad • Mousaka (Eggplant) • Roast Lamb • Italian — Chicken Marsala • Spinach Casserole • Mushroom Salad • Risotto With Smoked Salmon and Kiwi • French — Tournedos de Boeuf • Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions • Gourmet Peas • Green Salad • Sweets, Strawberries and Chocolates • Wines and Other Beverages

Register online at www.DoorCountyLandTrust.org

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Thursday, June 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Oak Road Nature Preserve, 6391 Oak Rd

Cinnamon Rossman

Julie Schartner

Dan Eggert

Terrie Cooper

Wetland Hydrology and Geology Connection Hike

Ecosystem Recovery: Unexpected Adventures Hike and Monologue

Free • Open to the public • 20 Hikers

Friday, July 1 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Lautenbach Woods Nature Preserve, 6749 County Rd G and Woodwalk Gallery, 6746 County Road G

Oak Road Nature Preserve is near the center of the Door Peninsula divide so water drains both northwest and southeast depending on the season and amount of water present. Due to the unique movement, amount and quality of the water that passes through this area, it provides valuable spring and summer habitat for amphibians and wetland birds. There is much to learn about the hydrology, geology, natural and cultural history of this well-loved property. The Oak Road trail is wide and easy and includes an elevated platform where you can look over the marsh pond and maybe even spy on sandhill cranes, geese or ducks.

$25 per person • Open to the public • 24 Guests Join writer/performer/geologist Roger Kuhns for an adventurous afternoon hike at Lautenbach Woods Nature Preserve, followed by an unforgettable performance on the stage at Woodwalk Gallery. Roger will take you on a journey through geologic time, incredible ecosystem survival, and mass extinction events from around the world. You’ll visit the rise and fall of forests, dinosaurs, marine reptiles, and ice age mega-fauna (such as the woolly mammoth), and endeavor to understand what the ecosystems from the past teach us about change and recovery times—vital knowledge to understand what is happening today. This monologue, a piece in progress, is based on his work around the world and the Niagara Escarpment in Wisconsin. Guests wishing to attend only the monologue should purchase tickets ($20 per person) directly through Woodwalk Gallery at www.WoodwalkGallery.com.

Leaders: John Hermann, Jan Wrede, Tad & Deb Greene

Leader: Roger Kuhns Co-Leader: John Hermann

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Online registration opens on June 8, 9:00 am


Dan Burke

Cinnamon Rossman

Conifers and Hardwoods on Ancient Shorelines Hike

Thursday, July 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Kangaroo Lake Nature Preserve, 7912 North Maple Rd Kangaroo Lake lies in a northwest to southeast drainage depression of the Niagara Escarpment. It is fed by Peil Creek and drains into Lake Michigan through Heins Creek. Since the 1800s, lands around Kangaroo Lake have been used for farming and cattle pasture. Today, nearly 700 acres, including both sides of Peil Creek and much of the shoreline along the northern end of the lake, is protected through cooperation between far-sighted landowners, The Nature Conservancy and the Door County Land Trust. Along the trail, you’ll see signs of the human history and of the natural recovery of ecosystems that may have existed before pioneer settlement. The trail leads us through several different ecosystems in various stages of recovery. This area is fragile wetland and forest habitat for diverse wildlife. The easy to moderate trail slopes gently to the lake where you can see the water. Bring your friends and family for a shady summer walk with experienced guides. Leaders: Dale & Mary Goodner, Lucy Klug

Register online at www.DoorCountyLandTrust.org

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Drew Reinke

Julie Schartner

Free • Members only • 20 Hikers


Jodi Milske

Plum Island Range Light and Ecology Tour

Saturday, July 9 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Alternate weather date: July 10 Choose from Morning: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm OR Afternoon: 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm Shoreline Charter Marina, Gills Rock $85 per person • Open to everyone • 16 Guests Between Washington Island and the tip of Gills Rock lies Plum Island and its famous lighthouse. Built in 1895, the lighthouse has a rich maritime history, but Plum Island itself is full of natural treasures. The small island is home to migratory and nesting birds, a small wetland complex, and diverse plant and wildlife habitat. We’ll dock at the old Coast Guard Station and take a short tour before walking to the Plum Island Lighthouse. Once at the lighthouse, members of the Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands will talk about the island and its rich history. Whether you join the morning tour or the afternoon tour, all our guests will enjoy lunch together in the open area near the Coast Guard boathouse. Hosts: Sue & Tim Stone Co-Hosts: Donna & Bruce Hake, Ann & Mark Jinkins, Gloria Dougherty & Ron Klimaitis, Corky & Paul Larson, Katie Andino & Jerry Lecy, Carol & Mike Mazurkiewicz, Dale VandenHouten & Rick Scott Captain: Jim Robinson, Shoreline Charters Guides: Paul Schumacher, Director Emeritus of the Nature Conservancy; Dusty Hoffman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Special Note: All guests registering for this event will be required to sign a liability waiver before boarding. Menu: Lunch provided by Shoreline Restaurant, Gills Rock

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Online registration opens on June 8, 9:00 am

Land in Transition: Farm and Field to Cedar Forest and Bat Sanctuary

Thursday, July 21 @ 1:00 – 3:00 pm Three Springs Nature Preserve, 10442 Three Springs Rd Free • Members only • 20 Hikers Over the past 120 years, the Three Springs property has been home to only three families. Today, the story of the Three Springs Nature Preserve is rich in both local and statewide conservation history. On this informative walk, our hike leaders will focus on how we are working with nature to restore agricultural lands by leveraging the natural resilience of native trees. This white cedar forest is home to dwarf lake iris and showy lady slipper. The nature preserve is an important part of the larger ecosystem around Three Springs where perch, bass, salmon and pike swim upstream from North Bay to spawn. Leaders: Jack Finger, Larry Desotell, Walt Shields


Jim Janning

Jim Janning

Jim Janning

Jim Janning

Sunset Passage through Porte des Morts Sunday, July 24 @ 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm Alternate weather date: July 25 Washington Island Ferry Line, Northport Pier, 215 Highway 42 $125 per person • Open to everyone • 100 Guests Thanks to the generosity of the Washington Island Ferry Line, we will set sail from the Northport Pier on the Arni J. Richter ferry to view some of Door County’s most stunning scenery. We’ll begin by crossing Death’s Door and cruising around Plum, Pilot and Detroit Islands. Terrie Cooper, the Land Trust’s Land Program Director, will share highlights of the Land Trust’s work on area islands and its ecological significance. Our captain, Hoyt Purinton, may share some island lore of his own. In honor of the Land Trust’s 30th anniversary, board member Karen Yancey will share stories written by Washington Islanders about life on the island. Enjoy gourmet picnic fare provided by Thyme Catering! Feel the island breezes as you sip wine, beer or lemonade, while listening to live music from Last Man Standing, Door County’s own bluegrass band. With one eye on the gorgeous sunset and the other on the lookout for one of the resident eagles or ospreys, you’re sure to have the cruise of a lifetime! Hosts: Penny & Tom Beerntsen, Gina & Peter Deschler Co-Hosts: Trish & Jim Black, Bev & Bruce Blietz, Judy & Mike Brodd, Anna Pepelnjak & Gary Buerstatte, Sharon & Richard Canter, Vicky & Sam Carmen, Nancy & Jay Dickson, Roberta Raymond (Bobbie Larson), Cynthia & Al Johnson, Pat & Dennis Kaldor, Bob Lindahl, Sue & Tim Stone Staff: All hands on deck! Menu: Fresh Vegetable Frittata • Fruit Platter • Wisconsin Cheese and Summer Sausage Platter • Apple and Goat Cheese Salad • Summer Pasta Salad with Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette • Summer Veggie and Quinoa Salad with Honey-Shallot Dressing • Gourmet Sandwiches: Turkey, Cheddar and Green Apple • Ham, Brie Cheese with Greens and Pear Chutney • Roast Beef with Herbed Cream Cheese • Assorted Desserts • Red and White Wines, Island Wheat Beer, Non-alcoholic Beverages • Catering provided by Thyme Catering, Sister Bay

Register online at www.DoorCountyLandTrust.org

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Thursday, July 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Throughout Door County, begins in Baileys Harbor $100 per person • Open to everyone • 20 Hikers The historic interrelationships between water and geology are fundamental to understanding today’s Door County landscapes. Field trips to preserves on the Lake Michigan side of the County are highlighted for their geologic and hydrological features. Spring holes, stream-cut wooded dunes, ancient moss-covered shorelines, Siluran sea, plate tectonics and glaciers are some of today’s topics illustrated by Land Trust preserves. Comfortable and sturdy footwear is recommended. Tour fee includes minibus transportation and a box lunch. Easy walking. Limited space. Leader: Paul Regnier, professional naturalist Co-Leader: John Hermann

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Julie Schartner

Julie Schartner

Dan Burke

Julie Schartner

Stone, Water, Glaciers and Waves Day Tour

Farm to Nature Preserve: History and Transition Hike Thursday, August 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Legacy Nature Preserve at Clay Banks, 1188 South Lake Michigan Dr Free • Members only • 20 Hikers The beautiful fields, woods and shore of the Legacy Nature Preserve are protected through the heartfelt generosity of Nancy and Susan Kreuter. Through the Door County Land Trust, they created a permanent legacy to their parents and especially their mother, who “loved all things natural.” This 90-acre preserve contains an old field, a white cedar wetland, meandering stream and the big red clay bluff bordering over one-half mile of Lake Michigan. Now that the old alfalfa field is no longer cultivated, in August it will be awash with tall grasses and young woody plants. This is a good time to walk an easy-to-moderate trail while experienced hike leaders share their knowledge of the natural transition going on before your eyes. Leaders: Dale & Mary Goodner Co-Leader: Kathy Wolff

Online registration opens on June 8, 9:00 am


Julie Schartner

Julie Schartner

Jeannie Kokes

Terrie Cooper

By Land and By Sea: A Day on Washington Island

Thursday, August 11 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Alternate weather date: August 12 Hotel Washington, 354 Range Line Rd $85 per person • Open to everyone • 30 Guests Spend a day on Washington Island exploring shoreline by kayak and woodland trails on foot. Meet for a brief orientation for the day and then head off to your choice of activity—kayaking along Detroit Harbor or hiking at the Little Lake Nature Preserve. Hotel Washington will treat us to a fresh farm-to-table luncheon buffet featuring harvests from Island and northern Door County farmers, fishers and artisans. Land Trust guides will share stories of the extraordinary land preservation successes on the Island. Following sign-up, guests will receive information about kayak launch site and rentals and hiking trails, along with a brochure listing Island attractions and accommodations, ferry schedule and map. Transportation to and from the island is not included Hosts/Guides: Bev & Tom Lisle Co-Hosts/Guides: Pat & Myron Marlett, Karen & John Yancey

Terrie Cooper

Guide: Bonnie Burnham Menu: The Hotel Washington lunch buffet features fresh seasonal specialties from Washington Island.• Smoked Salmon • Organic Free-range Chicken • Hotel-baked Bread and Wheatberries • Fresh Fruit from Local Island Orchards • Vegetables and Edible Flowers from the Homestead and Farm Museum Gardens • Honey and Maple Syrup from Sweet Mountain Farm • Wisconsin Cheeses • Island Beer, Wine, and “Verjus” from Lyons Isle Vineyards Special thanks to long-time Land Trust member Jeannie Kokes and the staff of the Hotel Washington.

Register online at www.DoorCountyLandTrust.org

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$30 per adult • Open to everyone • 100s of Land Trust friends! Join us to celebrate 30 years of protecting Door County’s exceptional lands and waters. On June 7, 1986, the Door County Land Trustees (now the Door County Land Trust) was incorporated. Virtually unknown in the county, the future was uncertain for this fledgling organization. But…in November of 1986, Baileys Harbor landowner Ruth Neuman had faith in the land trust ideal and became the first person in Door County to donate a conservation easement agreement to the Land Trust. Her 115-acre parcel became the first property protected by the newly formed organization. Since then, landowners and members have joined the effort to protect more than 7,000 acres of fields, forests, farmlands, orchards, wetlands and shoreline. Property walks • Music by Highland Road Art walk raffle • Art and experience lottery Refreshments • Bountiful hors d’oeuvres Dessert buffet by Land Trust members and friends

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Online registration opens on June 8, 9:00 am

Restoring the Landscape: Plants and Stewardship Hike Thursday, August 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve, 5340 Lake Lane Free • Members only • 20 Hikers Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal offers beautiful and serene natural areas, as well as a history rich with human use. How can the Land Trust protect and revive the vital habitat and serene scenery at the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve? Today, research and restoration are going hand in hand. In the spring, birder teams record breeding bird counts and gauge the birds’ response to largescale invasive plant removal. On this walk over easy-to-moderate terrain, you can see and hear the latest news for this and other special Land Trust projects. Leaders: Peter Sigmann, Bill Utley Dan Eggert

Sunday, August 14 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm Located at the protected private property of Julianna Neumann, the Neumann Conservation Easement

Dan Burke

Jeff Davis

Julie Schartner

Celebrating 30 Years: The 18th Annual Gathering


Dan Eggert

Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Adventure Friday, August 19 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm Alternate weather date: Saturday, August 20 Beginning at Chicago Fireboat, Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison Avenue Ending at Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve, 5340 Lake Lane $95 per person • Open to everyone • 40 Guests Enjoy an adventure aboard the historic Chicago Fireboat on the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal. Spend the afternoon learning the history of the canal and the part Door County Land Trust has played in the preservation of this Door County treasure. Passengers will board the boat at the Maritime Museum dock and be treated to an array of hearty appetizers, gourmet desserts and beverages as the boat travels through the Canal to Lake Michigan on a 90-minute educational and informational tour. As we travel, background information will be provided by naturalist and student of local history Carl Cochrane. After disembarking, guests are invited to drive to the Land Trust Ship Canal property for a one-hour land exploration hike with Land Trust hike leader Mike Madden. Water and trail mix will be provided for the hike. Join us for a wonderful afternoon water and land excursion...a real “surf and turf” adventure! Hosts: Sarah & Bill Freyman, Mary & Greg Holub, Cynthia & Al Johnson, Linda & T.C. Johnson, Gloria Dougherty & Ron Klimaitis, Judy & Ron Lokken, Penny & Dan Niesen, Marianne & Paul Roppuld, Kathy & Bill Wolff, Jane McKie & Dave Zuhlke Menu: Tenderloin and Honey Baked Ham Sliders • Chilled Garden Pizza • Marinated Shrimp • Cheeses • Salads • Seasonal Fruit • Homemade Desserts, including Gourmet Cupcakes • Beverages

Register online at www.DoorCountyLandTrust.org

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Jeff Davis

Dan Burke

Restoration and the Resilient Landscape Day Tour Thursday, August 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Throughout Door County, begins near Carlsville

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Julie Schartner

Natural landscapes are dynamic by design. Change is constant, though at times slow and predictable– unless non-native invasive species are introduced into the system. Today’s hike focuses on the relationships and impacts of non-native invasive species, restoration efforts and the abilities of landscapes to recover on Land Trust properties. Examples of restoration work and identification of invasive and native plant species are included. We’ll also discuss the importance of intact natural habitats to the Door County landscape. Comfortable and sturdy footwear is recommended. Tour fee includes minibus transportation and a box lunch. Easy walking. Limited space. Leader: Paul Regnier, professional naturalist Co-Leader: John Hermann

Online registration opens on June 8, 9:00 am

Cinnamon Rossman

$100 per person • Open to everyone • 20 Hikers


The Brahms-Kahn Connection: Joint Benefit Concert in Partnership with Midsummer’s Music Monday, September 5 @ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm Björklunden Lodge, 7590 Boynton Lane

$95 per person • Open to everyone • 96 Guests Register for this event at www.MidsummersMusic.com Join us for a special Labor Day event that brings together the natural wonders of Björklunden’s forest and shoreline and world-class musical entertainment. The afternoon begins with either a guided hike along the lakeshore or a tour of the Boynton Chapel, a 1940s replica of the 12th century Norwegian-style Stavekirk chapels. Our concert, the Brahms-Kahn Connection, features works by German composers Johannes Brahms and Robert Kahn, and American composer Arthur Foote. The concert begins at 3 pm with a champagne toast in the Vail Room and concludes with a social hour, hors d’oeuvres and light sweets. Proceeds from the event benefit both Midsummer’s Music and the Door County Land Trust. Hosts: Norma & John Bramsen, JoAnn & Chuck Dull, Mary & Bob Dunworth Menu: Crab Risotto Cakes with Roasted Garlic Aioli • Turkey, Cheddar and Green Apple Sliders with Fresh Greens and Mustard Aioli • Duck and Fig Flatbread • Thai Chicken Wontons • Basil Pesto Bruschetta • Champagne, Wine and Other Beverages • Catering provided by Thyme Catering

Register online at www.DoorCountyLandTrust.org

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Thursday, September 8 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Lockwood Gallery, 7 S Second Ave, Sturgeon Bay Popelka Trenchard Glass Studio, 64 S Second Ave, Sturgeon Bay $95 per person • Open to everyone • 24 Guests

At the north end of Sturgeon Bay’s steel bridge, you’ll find the heart of the city’s arts community with artist Margaret Lockwood’s fresh new gallery, the studio and gallery of glass artists Jeremy Popelka and Stephanie Trenchard, and the Holiday Music Motel’s intimate stage for singer-songwriters. Tour the new gallery, performance space, and home of Allin Walker and Margaret Lockwood. Enjoy a dinner of savory slow-cooked brisket, vegetarian entrée, and fresh salads while listening to live music with local singer-songwriter talent. After dinner, tour Popelka Trenchard Glass Studio, where sweet treats and after dinner beverages will be served. Glass artists Jeremy and Stephanie will light up the evening with a glassblowing demonstration as the sun sets in the Steel Bridge Creative District. Hosts: Margaret Lockwood & Allin Walker, Stephanie Trenchard & Jeremy Popelka Co-Hosts: Carolyn Lipp & Jerry Sherman, Cam Nielsen Menu: Spinach, Strawberry, Feta, and Spiced Walnut Salad • Sugar Snap Pea and Shallot Slaw • Broccoli, Cranberry and Bacon Salad • Slow-cooked Rubbed Brisket • Chicken Parmesan • Honey Cornbread • Sweet Treats

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People and Plants: Invasives and Solutions Hike Saturday, Sept 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Bay Shore Blufflands Nature Preserve, 5454 Bay Shore Drive Free • Open to everyone • 20 Hikers Plant diversity is the mother of healthy wildlife habitat, but common invasive plants can upset the natural balance and have wide-ranging consequences. It is true that humans are often both the cause and the cure to invasive species problems. At the Blufflands Preserve, dedicated volunteer crews are making a dramatic difference, as year after year, they clear away invasive exotic shrubs. Come learn about the past and present history of people on this land and see the restorative changes for yourself. Leaders: Roxanne Hanney, LeeAnn Harling

Jeff Davis

Cinnamon Rossman

Octane Creative

Door County Visitors Bureau

Artistic Evening in the Steel Bridge Creative District


Dan Eggert

Good Ol’ Road Rally

Tuesday, September 13 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Begins in Egg Harbor, travels throughout Door County $95 per person • Open to everyone • 48 Guests Drop the top on your convertible, open your sunroof or just roll down your windows. Rev up for an old fashioned road rally. Discover the back roads of Door County on a course designed to have the driver and co-pilot enjoy the scenery as you follow clues that take you across the County. Score points on the accuracy of the distance and time as well as the ability to correctly answer clues along the way. Following the Rally, share your adventure as you partake in small plates and refreshments at Parador, Egg Harbor’s tapas restaurant. Maybe you will drive away with an award. If not, we promise you a fun adventure! Hosts: Faye & Chuck Germain Co-Hosts: Jane & Bruce Arduser, Sue & Bill Barry, Rob Davis, Donna & Bruce Hake, Dianne & Gordon Saron, Sylvi & Ron Zigler Menu: Marinated Olives • Plate of Wisconsin & Spanish Cheeses • Beet Salad • Bread Service with Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil • Patatas Bravas • Spanish Mac N Cheese • Garlic Shrimp • Bacon Wrapped Dates • Other Seasonal Tapas • Churros Con Chocolate • Sangria, Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks

Register online at www.DoorCountyLandTrust.org

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Explore Niagara’s Twin Escarpment: A 7-Day Journey to the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, Canada Sunday, September 18 through Sunday, September 25 Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada

$1990 per person, double-occupancy • Open to everyone • 17 Hikers In celebration of 30 years of protecting Door County’s exceptional lands and waters, you are invited to join the first Door County Land Trust sponsored tour to the Bruce Peninsula located in Ontario, Canada. Door County rests on the left edge of the Niagara Escarpment’s arc, and the Bruce Peninsula is the mirror image, located on the right side of the arc. During this 7-day, natural history tour, you will experience the similarities and differences between the Bruce Peninsula and Door County environs: nature, geology, land protection, maritime culture, people, Great Lakes history, local businesses and tourism and more. Tour fees include lodging, most meals, activities and transportation during the tour.

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Mike Valstar

Tour Leaders: Paul Regnier, professional naturalist and owner of Door County Tours; Terrie Cooper, Director of Land Program for Door County Land Trust; Roger Kuhns, geologist and sustainability specialist Registration for this tour is open now! For complete reservation details and a trip itinerary please visit our website.


Friday, September 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve, 5340 Lake Lane and Richards’ Family Cottages, Lake Forest Park Dr

Dan Eggert

Drew Reinke

Marianne Richards

Patrick O’Boyle

Ridges, Swales, Logs and Lunch!

Late Bloomers and Fruits of the Woods Hike Sat, Sept 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Picha Woods Natural Area

$85 per person • Open to everyone • 24 Guests

Free • Members only • 16 Hikers

Did you know that Door County’s unique ridges and swales can be found at the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve? Dunes and valleys called swales are now visible where ancient waves once battered the sand. The Land Trust’s Land Restoration Specialist Jodi Milske will guide us as we explore the nature preserve and its extraordinary cultural and natural history. After the hike, we’ll gather for lunch at the Richards’ family log home and summer cottages, north of the canal, where ridge and swale formations continue along the lakeshore. The smell and flavor of exotic Brazilian barbecue and sample tastings of the traditional Brazilian drink, caipirinha, make a perfect pairing for the sandy dunes and summer day along the lakeshore.

Have you ever heard of Picha Woods? This 40-acre property northeast of Egg Harbor was generously donated by the Picha family and is now protected by the Land Trust. This site is part of a little known Wisconsin State Natural Area that surrounds Thorp Pond, where sedges, native grasses and a diverse plant community thrive. Enjoy walking this natural area to learn about its vegetation, plus the hydrological connections to Thorp Pond.

Hosts: Marianne & Jim Richards Co-Hosts: Bonnie & Dennis Connolly, JoAnn & Chuck Dull, Sara LeTourneau & Michael Johnston, Bill Orner, Nancy & Bob Richards Leader: Jodi Milske, Land Restoration Specialist Menu: Garlicky Grilled Shrimp over Brazilian Kale and Mango Salad • Gaucho Dry-Rubbed Sirloin Beef Kabobs with Seasonal Vegetables and Bacon Skewers Drizzled with Chimichurri Sauce • Black Beans and Rice • Brazilian Chocolate Fudge Flan with Vanilla Sauce • Lemonade Caipirinha (Brazil’s national drink) • Chilean/Argentinian Wines, Regional Beers and Juices

Leaders: Jan Wrede, Peter Sigmann

Register online at www.DoorCountyLandTrust.org

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Sat, Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Ephraim Preserve at Anderson Pond, 10118 Moravia St Free • Open to the public • 20 Hikers

Fall Foliage Hike

Sat, Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Woods at Monument Point Free • Members only • 20 Hikers

Along the top of the Niagara We all know and love Door County’s Escarpment, the Woods at Monument spectacular fall color that signals Point offers a colorful landscape the end of another season and the of maples and other hardwoods beginning of winter. But there are hidden interspersed with large hemlock and transformations going on in nature, too. white pine trees. This 96-acre property Ephraim Preserve at Anderson Pond is a has been identified as containing quiet refuge of wetlands, fields, forest and one of the highest quality forest in escarpment with deep historic connections Door County. As a healthy forest, the to Ephraim and the wildflowers and Woods is exceptionally good habitat wildlife sheltered there. Walk along a one- for woodland warblers and thrushes mile trail over fairly even terrain with an and is nesting habitat for the state experienced hike leader, who can answer threatened red-shouldered hawk. questions about the natural and cultural Come out for a peaceful walk along history of a remarkable place. a narrow woodland trail through a premier forest. Leader: Marilyn Hansotia Co-Leaders: Sandy Miller, Chuck Lauter Leader: Chuck Lauter, Deb & Tad Greene

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Online registration opens on June 8, 9:00 am

Dennis Connolly

Drew Reinke

Dan Eggert

Autumn at Anderson Pond Hike

Geologic and Human History at Northview Hike Sat, Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Klug Conservation Easement at Kangaroo Lake

Free • Members only • 20 Hikers Northview is the treasured homestead of Karl and Lucy Klug and an extraordinary 40-acre Conservation Easement west of Baileys Harbor. This protected private land contributes to the health of an extensive watershed and wetlands that extend from Fish Creek to Kangaroo Lake and beyond into Lake Michigan. At Northview, as we walk over easy-to-moderate terrain through a variety of ecosystems, we will see the natural restoration of native plant communities and discover signs of the land’s geologic and human history. Leaders: Lucy & Karl Klug Co-Leaders: Roxanne Hanney, LeeAnn Harling


Dennis Connolly

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Erskine Woods Winter Hike

Sat, Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 noon Erskine Woods Natural Area

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Free • Members only • 20 Hikers Erskine Woods Natural Area is a gem near Jacksonport. Hibbards Creek winds through this property, carving through steep sand dunes. Learn about the history and the land ethic of the Erskine-Winneman family who donated the property to ensure this place would be forever protected. Wetlands near the creek and sandy dunes create a range of habitat within this small natural area. Trails are easy-tomoderate difficulty, with some inclines near the dunes. Leaders: Leslie & Duane Youngsteadt Co-Leader: Marilyn Hein

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Door County Land Trust

Protecting Door County’s Exceptional Lands and Waters Forever (920) 746-1359 • www.DoorCountyLandTrust.org PO Box 65 • Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

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