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Spring 2018, Vol. 21, Issue 1 2017 Annual Report Enclosed

8,000 acres protected... and more on the horizon.

100 years of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Door County Land Trust

Key to Bird Species and Photographers on the Cover Row One 1. White-rumped Sandpiper, N. Reza 2. Nashville Warbler, N. Reza 3. Common Goldeneye, N. Reza 4. Eastern Towhee, N. Reza 5. Red-breasted Merganser, N. Reza 6. Black-throated Green Warbler, N. Reza 7. Common Tern – pair, N. Reza 8. Hairy Woodpecker, N. Reza 9. Killdeer, N. Reza 10. Ruby-crowned Kinglet, N. Reza

Row Four 1. Indigo Bunting, N. Reza 2. Gray Catbird, N. Reza 3. Black-throated Green – female, N. Reza 4. Spotted Sandpiper, N. Reza 5. Blackburnian Warbler, J. Van Den Brandt 6. American White Pelican, J. Mayer 7. Hawk Owl, J. Van Den Brandt 8. Baltimore Oriole, N. Reza

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Protecting Door County’s Exceptional Lands and Waters Forever

Lapland Longspur, M. Walsh Downy Woodpecker, N. Reza Horned Grebe, M. Walsh Hoary Redpoll, M. Walsh Hairy Woodpecker – female, J. Van Den Brandt-

Row Eight 1. Chipping Sparrow, N. Reza 2. Long-tailed Duck, J. Van Den Brandt 3. Northern Waterthrush, M. Walsh Row Five 4. White-winged Scoter, K. Larson 1. Black-and-white Warbler, N. Reza 5. Ovenbird, N. Reza Row Two 2. Great Egret, N. Reza 6. Palm Warbler, J. Van Den Brandt 1. White-breasted Nuthatch, N. 3. Bald Eagle, N. Reza 7. American White Pelican, J. Van Reza Den Brandt 4. Northern Cardinal, J. Van Den 2. Dunlin, N. Reza Brandt Row Nine 3. Baltimore Oriole, J. Van Den 5. Pine Grosbeak, M. Walsh 1. Rose-breasted Grosbeak – Brandt 6. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – female, J. Van Den Brandt 4. Ruddy Turnstone, N. Reza female, N. Reza 2. Short-billed Dowitcher, M. Walsh 5. Common Loon – pair, N. Reza 7. Hawk Owl, J. Van Den Brandt 3. Sandhill Cranes, M. Walsh 6. Eastern Wood-Pewee, N. Reza 8. Wood Thrush, N. Reza 4. Philadelphia Vireo, N. Reza 7. Caspian Tern, N. Reza Row Six 5. Yellow-rumped Warble, M. 8. Red-eyed Vireo, N. Reza Walsh 1. Caspian Terns, M. Walsh 9. Wild Turkey– poults, N. Reza 6. Sanderling – in breeding 2. Common Loon, N. Reza plumage, N. Reza 10. Bohemian Waxwings, M. Walsh 3. American Redstart – female on 7. Pine Grosbeak - female, J. Van nest, by N. Reza Den Brandt Row Three 4. Common Merganser, J. Van Den 8. Snowy Owl, M. Walsh 1. Red-breasted Merganser – Brandt female, N. Reza 9. Red-breasted Nuthatch, J. Van 5. Sandhill Cranes, by B. Morgan Den Brandt 2. Mourning Warbler, N. Reza 6. Eastern Kingbird, N. Reza 3. Cedar Waxwing, N. Reza 7. Pileated Woodpecker, J. Van Den Row Ten 4. Herring Gull– juvenile, N. Reza Brandt 1. Rose-breasted Grosbeak, J. Van Den Brandt 5. Northern Flicker, N. Reza 8. Golden Eagle, M. Walsh 6. Ruby-throated Hummingbird – 9. American Goldfinch, J. Van Den 2. American Woodcock, M. Walsh female, N. Reza Brandt 3. Bobolink, D. Goodner 7. Rose-breasted Grosbeaks– adult 10. Great Black-backed Gull, K. 4. Tundra Swans, M. Walsh male feeding fledgling, N. Reza Larson 5. Red Crossbill, M. Walsh 8. American Redstart, N. Reza Row Seven 6. Savannah Sparrow, M. Walsh 9. American White Pelican, M. Walsh 1. Ruddy Turnstone, M. Walsh 7. White-winged Crossbill, J. Van Den Brandt 10. Barred Owl, J. Van Den Brandt 2. King Rail, J. Van Den Brandt 8. Wood Duck, John Van Den 3. Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Brandt N. Reza

Board of Directors

President Jeff Ottum President-Elect Donna DeNardo Treasurer Bryan Nelson Secretary Donna Hake Past President Kathy Wolff


Executive Director Tom Clay Community Conservation Director Terrie Cooper Administrative Assistant Amy Dwyer Land Protection and Stewardship Specialist Jesse Koyen Stewardship and Restoration Manager Amanda Pyke Conservation Easement Program Manager Drew Reinke Administrative Director Kristi Rice Development Director Cinnamon Rossman Land Program Director Julie Schartner

Office: 23 N. Fifth Avenue Mailing: PO Box 65, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 Phone: (920)746-1359 • Fax: (920)746-1024 Email:

Jean Barrett Tom Blackwood Jack Finger Peter Deschler Barbara Frank Mark Martin Judy Perkins Gretchen Schmelzer Roy Thilly Rob Watson Karen Yancey

Emeritus Board Members Nancy Aten Bob Barlament * Mike Brodd Dan Burke Fran Burton Dave Callsen Beth Coleman Andy Coulson Robert Cowles * Sharon Donegan Frank Failing * Cathy Fiorato Robert Forsberg Darlene Forsberg Ken Gill Betsy Guenzel * Julie Guilette Chan Harris * Tony Haswell Jon Hollingshead Laurel Hauser Jim Janning John Jessup Jim Ingwersen * Jim Kinney Lucy Klug Lon Kopitzke Terry Lappin

Jim Lester Judy Lokken Paul Mahlberg Neil McCarty John McMahon Beverly Njaa * Kevin Nordahl Frank Pechman * Nancy Rafal Kate Rohrer Carl Scholz Neil Shadle Oliver Skrivanie Mary Standish Tim Stone Bill Tischler * John Turner Kieth Van Dyke Rob Van Gemert John Wilson * Robert Yeoman Bill Yunker * Virginia Yunker * Elizabeth Zimmerman James Zimmerman * * Founding Board Member

For the Birds...And Other Reasons Why Dear Friends, This is a milestone year for natural resources conservation. In 2018, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the International Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and we mark the 50th year of Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources. Here in Door County, we are poised to implement our most ambitious land management work plan in the history of the Door County Land Trust. Thanks to our members, Door County land owners, private foundations and conservation partners, we have permanently protected thousands of Door County acres. In 2018, we are expanding our protected acreage of wetlands and forests through new land acquisitions and conservation easements. Our permanent protection of land is just the beginning of the story. Acquiring conservation land requires time, capital and finesse. Being responsible land stewards requires those same ingredients plus muscle, sweat and the ability to find reason for celebration in a job that’s otherwise never complete. At Door County Land Trust, our reasons for celebration are simple. Hine’s emerald dragonflies zigzagging over Three Springs or ram’s head lady’s slipper orchids sprinkled across Bay Shore Blufflands are signs that our efforts are worthwhile and give us reason to celebrate. Our work may never be done, but the fruit of our labor fuels our souls and sustains our resolve as we invest in of one of the most beautiful places on the planet— the Door Peninsula. I hope you enjoy reading this edition of Landings, our annual report to our membership. In these pages I hope that you too find reasons to celebrate because you make this work possible. On behalf of its Board of Directors and staff, we sincerely thank you for your support. I’m pretty sure that if they could, the dragonflies and orchids would thank you too. Sincerely,

Tom Clay Executive Director

The Staff of the Door County Land Trust From left: Julie Schartner, Land Program Director; Drew Reinke, Conservation Easement Program Manager; Kristi Rice, Administrative Director; Amanda Pyke, Stewardship and Restoration Manager; Amy Dwyer, Administrative Assistant; Terrie Cooper, Community Conservation Director; Tom Clay, Executive Director; Jesse Koyen, Land Protection and Stewardship Specialist; and Cinnamon Rossman, Development Director Landings, Journal of the Door County Land Trust—Spring ‘18


2017 Land Protection Projects

To aid in achieving the mission of protecting Door County’s exceptional lands and waters, the Door County Land Trust’s 2017 land protection efforts focused primarily on forests and wetlands. These 7 projects protect 392 acres, including forests that provide habitat for migrating and resident birds and wetlands that filter water that eventually makes its way into our streams, lakes, and household taps. 2017 land projects were made possible by grant funding partners, bargain sales, private cash donations and donations of conservation easement agreements by private landowners.


8,049 Acres



Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program Funds were awarded to the Door County Land Trust to assist with our land protection efforts for projects where you see this logo. The Wisconsin Legislature created the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program in 1989 to preserve valuable natural areas and wildlife habitat, protect water quality and fisheries, and expand opportunities for outdoor recreation.


3,435 Acres

569 Acres








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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Funds were awarded to the Door County Land Trust to assist with our land protection efforts for projects where you see this logo. The GLRI was launched in 2010 to accelerate efforts to protect and restore the largest system of fresh surface water in the world, the Great Lakes. The GLRI is critical to addressing the most persistent and challenging environmental problems facing this important ecosystem.

Pikas Conservation Easement, near Rowleys Bay 37 acres of private land near

Rowleys Bay protects boreal forest and wildlife habitat through a conservation easement agreement. More on page 5.


Chambers Island Nature Preserve

Four separate purchases, including one bargain sale, added 219 acres to the preserve including protection of Door County’s only leather-leaf muskeg, bringing the total to 593 acres, making this the Door County Land Trust’s largest nature preserve. More on page 6. Photo by Julie Schartner


Photo by Nancy Aten



Gibraltar-Ephraim Swamp Natural Area, Ephraim 120-acre bargain sale purchase of mature white cedar wetland helps to purify the water that flows into Eagle Harbor and Green Bay. More on page 6.

Aten-Collins Conservation Easement, near Bay Shore Blufflands Nature Preserve south of Egg Harbor  onservation easement agreement on 17 acres near C Bay Shore Blufflands protects wetlands below the Niagara escarpment and water quality of Green Bay. More on page 6.

Photo by John Van Den Brandt

Photo by Dan Eggert

Rest Stop on a 2,000 Mile Journey

“One hundred years ago...bird populations across North America were rapidly declining as some 5 million birds, especially waterbirds like egrets and herons, were hunted yearly to provide feathers to adorn hats. The last known passenger pigeon had died just two years earlier at the Cincinnati Zoo. Fearing that other species would meet the same fate, national leaders took action and 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.”

— Amanda Rodewald, The Conversation

Wisconsin lies in the Mississippi flyway where 50% of the bird species of North America and 40% of all North American migrating waterfowl and shorebirds spend part of their lives.

As the US celebrates 100 years of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the Door County Land Trust has surpassed the protection of more than 8,000 acres on the Door Peninsula and its islands. These lands act as stepping stones for more than 325 bird species that migrate each year from their northern breeding grounds in Canada and the United States, to their southern wintering grounds along the Gulf of Mexico and into Central and South America. In 1912, the US Fish and Wildlife Service recognized the Door Peninsula and its islands as such vital habitat, that it created the Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge encompasses undeveloped Hog Island, Plum Island, Pilot Island, St. Martin Island, and Rock Island, but all of Door County’s islands and shorelines are recognized as vital habitat. To provide further wildlife habitat in Green Bay, Door County Land Trust has protected thousands of acres on Washington, Detroit and Chambers islands, as well as miles of forests on the peninsula for migratory and nesting birds. Chambers Island, where 173 bird species have been documented thus far, is a haven, a rest stop, and a much needed place for birds to refuel during their 2,000-mile journey along the Mississippi flyway. The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) protects more than a thousand migratory bird species by making it illegal to pursue, hunt, capture, kill, or sell live or dead birds, feathers, eggs, and nests, except as permitted through hunting regulations for game birds. It is estimated that this important act has saved the lives of millions, if not billions, of birds since its inception in 1918. The MBTA is now at risk due to recent legislative changes. (See Landings, Journal of the Door County Land Trust—Spring ‘18


Conservation Easement Agreement Protects 37 Acres Near Rowleys Bay

Protecting Land and water, Plants and Animals

Bruce and Joan Pikas have lived in the Rowleys Bay area for more than 40 years. When the opportunity to purchase a nearby forested property arose, they bought the land to prevent it from being divided and developed. To ensure permanent conservation of the property, they donated a 37-acre conservation easement agreement to the Door County Land Trust last August. Joan said, “The longer we’ve owned this land, the more we realized it needed to be protected forever. The conservation easement with the Door County Land Trust ensures it will remain the same.”


“We love walking the property in every different season. We see turkeys, coyotes, porcupines, ruffed grouse….And we want to make sure that will never change,” said Bruce.

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Leather-leaf Muskeg on Chambers Island

This leather-leaf muskeg (similar to a bog) is the only one of its kind in Door County. The muskeg provides perfect conditions for a variety of rare and threatened plant species, mink, muskrat, and birds like the Great Blue Heron.

Photo by Julie Schartner

Photo by Drew Reinke

A conservation easement is a legal agreement between landowners and Door County Land Trust that protects the conservation values of the property in perpetuity, regardless of future ownership. According to Door County Land Trust’s Conservation Easement Program Manager, Drew Reinke, “Conservation easements are a key tool for protecting wildlife corridors and ensuring opportunities for wildlife to move freely across the landscape, while keeping the property in private ownership.”

In 2017, four purchases totaling 219 acres were added to the Chambers Island Nature Preserve bringing the total acres protected to 593 acres. Now Chambers Island is the Door County Land Trust’s largest nature preserve, and provides vital stopover habitat for migratory birds, with over 173 species identified so far. Terrie Cooper, Community Conservation Director said, “The island is dominated by hardwood and cedar forests with contiguous canopy, an inland lake called Mackaysee, and wetlands including a leather-leaf muskeg, which is a type of bog, the only one of its kind in Door County.” Thanks to a fruitful partnership with the Chambers Island Nature Preserve Committee and the Chambers Island Association, generous donations to the Door County Land Trust from individuals and private foundations account for nearly 40% of the funds raised for the project to date. These donations have been matched by funds provided through the State of Wisconsin DNR Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund Grant Program, the Fox River Natural Resource Damage Assessment Funds and North American Wetland Conservation Act Grant Funds. Fundraising for the Chambers Island Nature Preserve continues in order to protect additional land and address the needs for the ongoing care of the nature preserve.

Door County Land Trust Protects 120 Acres of Wetlands at the Gibraltar-Ephraim Swamp State Natural Area The Door County Land Trust protected 120 acres of coastal wetland property in the Gibraltar-Ephraim Swamp State Natural Area in 2017. The property was acquired with support from the Department of Natural Resources Knowles-Nelson Stewardship grant program and the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from a local landowner who wished to preserve the property’s wild and natural features. The property hosts a mature white cedar swamp, a fragile and vital ecosystem that supports many rare or endangered plant and animal species such as the dwarf-lake iris, red-shouldered hawk and bald eagle. The wetlands are headwaters to the Hidden Springs and Ephraim Creeks, which drain into Green Bay and provide a habitat for migrating birds and spawning fish each year.

Conservation Easement Agreement Protects 17 Acres Near the Bay Shore Blufflands Nature Preserve South of Egg Harbor Landowners Nancy Aten and Dan Collins completed the donation of a 17-acre conservation easement to the Door County Land Trust in 2017. The property, located near the 273-acre Bay Shore Blufflands Nature Preserve, adds to a complex of ecologically rich lands where several rare and threatened species have been identified. Waters from agricultural lands to the east are filtered through the ephemeral wetlands on the property before draining into the bay of Green Bay.

Photo by Nancy Aten

219 Acres Added to Chambers Island Nature Preserve, Now Land Trust’s Largest Preserve

“We are so pleased to partner with the Door County Land Trust in preserving and protecting these additional acres of wooded ephemeral wetlands in Bay Shore Blufflands,” said Nancy Aten. Committed to preserving this landscape, this is the fifth conservation easement agreement Dan and Nancy have signed with the Door County Land Trust.

Photo by Julie Schartner

“Every acre we protect is significant, but the ecological value of the Gibraltar-Ephraim Swamp is especially remarkable for the number of plant, fish and bird species that will benefit from this protection,” said Tom Clay, Door County Land Trust Executive Director.

Door County Land Trust Executive Director Tom Clay said, “The connection between the health of the land and water, and the health of the people, plants and animals is undeniable. Future generations will thank us for protecting these ecological gems. Landowners like Dan and Nancy are a part of the solution to protecting our drinking water and the health of the land.” Landings, Journal of the Door County Land Trust—Spring ‘18


Caring for the Land

Dune Thistles Sturgeon Caring foratthe Land Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve

One of the contributing factors to this population growth was due to invasive species control in the dune thistle habitat and on the remainder of the preserve. The Ship Canal property is home to the largest restoration project the Land Trust has taken on. By removing woody and herbaceous invasive species including common and glossy buckthorn, exotic Photo by Julie Schartner honeysuckle, Japanese barberry, autumn olive, Phragmites, spotted knapweed, and soapwort we have improved more than 400 acres of diverse habitat. The goal is to reestablish the balance of native plant communities that can then become self-sustaining over time. This restoration project was funded, in part, by a North American Wetland Conservation Act (NAWCA) Grant and a US Fish and Wildlife Service Partner Program Grant.


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Photo by Nancy Aten

The Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve features a variety of habitats including ridge and swale communities, old-growth stands of hemlock, Lake Michigan shoreline, Great Lakes barrens, and breathtaking views of the ship canal, lighthouse and Lake Michigan. Ship Canal is home to many plants and animals. A federally threatened plant, the Pitcher’s dune thistle (Cirsium pitcheri) is among our favorite to boast about. The change in population documented by Chicago Botanic Gardens is remarkable. In 2013, there were 418 individual plants and by 2017 the population had grown to 984 plants.

Grand View Goes Wild









Since the Grand View Park in Ellison Bay was acquired in 2012, it has been going “wild” with a native habitat restoration project on two and a half acres around the ponds, led by Dan Collins and Nancy Aten, Landscapes of Place and volunteers Marilyn Hansotia and Bob Judd. Though most famous for its scenic overlook of the bay of Green Bay, the park’s wetlands and forests below the hill are providing great habitat for sandhill cranes, ducks, songbirds, frogs, toads, dragonflies, butterflies, insects and panfish. In 2012, grants from the KnowlesNelson Stewardship Program and the National Scenic Byway Program helped match private donations to purchase the property. When the Land Trust transferred the property to the Town of Liberty Grove for long term ownership, they made a commitment to the Town and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to restore the habitat around the ponds. Over the past 6 years, the lawn on the west and north edges of the ponds has been planted with native plants and shrubs, greatly improving native food sources and nesting cover for wildlife. Efforts will continue in 2018 to reduce the mowed area and remove non-native plants to expand the prairie and native plant restoration around the ponds.

Native Wildflowers at Grand View

A portion of the lower wetland area was planted in 2014 with wetland sedges and rushes, swamp milkweed, boneset, blue vervain, and others. The 2018 plantings on the upper slope of the pond will help to buffer runoff and increase water quality.

Bay Shore Blufflands Buckthorn Blast The Bay Shore Blufflands Buckthorn Blast focuses on long-term stewardship and the concept of community conservation. Bay Shore Property Owners Association (BSPOA) and community members gathered to continue efforts that dedicated volunteers, Land Trust staff, and contractors initiated in 2005. The multi-year Buckthorn Blast effort kicked off in 2017 with a series of educational hikes and events in the neighborhood. Over the past winter a contractor removed and treated buckthorn and honeysuckle on more than 270 acres at the nature preserve. Buckthorn, non-native honey suckle and other invasive species take over the understory, prevent native plant regeneration, and displace the food sources that wildlife depend on. The Land Trust and Bay Shore Property Owners Association are committed to controlling invasive species at Bay Shore Blufflands to protect Door County’s exceptional lands and waters forever. The Land Trust is able to achieve far more than ever before because of the partnership with the community. A larger impact was achieved by establishing a landscape-scale effort to reach a common goal, enhancing the work of Door County Land Trust by expanding initiatives to neighbors and community members to benefit the economy, community and environment in Door County. The Buckthorn Blast may become a model for future community conservation endeavors to connect residents to neighboring nature preserves. The community conservation effort is supported in part by funds from the Bay Shore Property Owners Association and the Land Trust Excellence and Advancement Partnership (LEAP) grant through Gathering Waters and the Land Trust Alliance. Door County Land Trust will match these grants through ongoing fund raising efforts and by drawing interest from the Door County Land Trust’s Stewardship Endowment Fund. Landings, Journal of the Door County Land Trust—Spring ‘18


Creative Partnerships with Businesses: Rutabaga Paddlesports Rutabaga Paddlesports, based in Madison, gathered last year on Rowley’s Bay for their annual Sea Kayak Symposium. Hundreds of paddlers explored the shoreline and Mink River Estuary. As part of the event, Rutabaga hosted an auction to benefit Door County Land Trust’s land protection efforts. Paddlers showed their appreciation by bidding big at the Rutabaga auction, raising nearly $8,000. Many of the items in the auction were contributed by Land Trust business members. All proceeds from the event support the effort to protect and care for our exceptional lands and waters.

A Mission Strengthened by Community

Explore the Door Inspires New Members Those who experience the sights and sounds of Door County’s awe-inspiring nature first-hand know how this place touches hearts and minds. Last year, more than 400 people joined the Land Trust for an outing or an event. Our Explore the Door hike series offered free hikes, open to the public, to explore and see the benefits of land protection and stewardship firsthand. Dining for Open Spaces events brought members together to celebrate recent land protection projects and to gain a glimpse of the conservation opportunities that lie ahead. These programs and events would not be possible without the support of our member community. We thank all our volunteers—more than 250—who helped bring our mission to life on the trails and at events. Thanks to you, we are educating and inspiring new members and expanding the effort to protect and care for our lands and waters.


Landings, Journal of the Door County Land Trust—Spring ‘18

A Classroom Without Walls

Fourth grade students from Gibraltar Elementary gather at the protected property of Dan Collins and Nancy Aten.

Stewardship Endowment: A Legacy of Restoring the Door Peninsula Landscape With land protection follows the awesome responsibility of restoring and nurturing our lands in perpetuity. With this in mind, in 2001 the Board of Directors established the Land Trust’s Stewardship Endowment Fund. The endowment grew significantly in 2012 thanks to a reserve life estate gift from Richard and Dorothy Burkhardt. It continues to grow thanks to Door County Land Trust Legacy Circle members—supporters who designated the Land Trust as beneficiaries in their wills. Since its inception, unrestricted bequest contributions have been added to the fund which today exceeds three million dollars. In 2017, the Land Trust made plans to direct more than $100,000 of accrued interest from the Stewardship Endowment Fund towards 2018 site restoration work. Beginning this year, each nature preserve will be placed on a cyclical multi-year workplan and will receive Stewardship Endowment Fund capital to meet the Land Trust’s ever-increasing land restoration and stewardship responsibilities. Members of the Legacy Circle ensure their vision for the peninsula remains constant and they continue making a significant impact upon our mission and the wild things and wild places of Door County.

Photo by Dennis Connolly

A Strong Financial Future Thanks to Members and Giving Circles Just over five years ago, the Door County Land Trust began two membership giving circles to secure a foundation of annual support. In 2013, members giving at the Northern White Cedar Society level of $1,000 to $9,999 and the Grand Peninsula Society level of $10,000 and up, contributed to the $225,000 growth in the Land Trust’s annual fund. Thanks to member contributions at all levels, including those at giving circle levels, the Door County Land Trust increased its ability to care for lands, to diligently protect conservation easement agreements and to continue acquiring and protecting more of Door County’s exceptional open spaces and wild places. To all our members, thank you!

Wild Words: Stories About Our Connections to the Land and Water Wild Words began as a simple idea… “Let’s invite our members to share a story about how land and water is interwoven in their lives.” Door County Land Trust partnered with WriteOn, Door County and Crossroads at Big Creek to bring the project to life. Together, we recruited people to tell stories using a format with 20 pictures timed to 20 seconds, giving our storytellers 6 minutes and 40 seconds to capture the audience’s attention. Our first event in April 2017 featured six storytellers and an audience of just 25 guests, but the second event in October 2017 filled the amphitheater at Crossroads, leaving standing room only. The stories show the variety of connections and the strong effect that Door County’s beauty, wild lands, and endless waters have on the community. Wild Words will continue in 2018 with a new opportunity to craft your story in a WriteOn workshop. View videos and details to participate at Landings, Journal, Door County Land Trust—Spring ‘18


2017 Financial Report As a 501(c)(3) organization, the Door County Land Trust depends on the generosity and contributions from members and supporters to finance our conservation work. 2017 audited financial statements and our Federal Form 990 are available by request.

Net assets as of December 31, 2017 Funds restricted or designated for future land acquisition 1 Funds restricted or designated for legal defense 2 Land stewardship endowment fund 3 Cash restricted for current land acquisition projects Working capital and operating reserve Investment in property and equipment

$ $ $ $ $ $

306,622 212,841 3,115,251 621,459 628,212 206,667

Net assets excluding land Land held for conservation

$ $

5,091,052 25,557,210




Change in net assets versus 2016 $


1 The Land Acquisition Fund is set aside for use in covering costs associated with land purchases.

The Legal Defense Fund is a segregated fund for use in defending and enforcing Land Trust conservation easement agreements and in resolving encroachments or vandalism issues that may arise on Door County Land Trust owned properties.


The Stewardship Endowment Trust is a segregated fund designed to provide a long-term stream of income through use of accrued interest for monitoring, stewarding, and restoring Door County Land Trust protected properties. 3

Stewardship Endowment Trust The Endowment is managed by Nicolet National Bank and is governed by the following Board of Trustees: Peter Deschler Sharon Donegan

Tony Fiorato Jim Lester

Al Radtke Roy Thilly

If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation to the Endowment, please contact Cinnamon Rossman at the Land Trust office, (920) 746-1359.


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White Rumped Sandpiper Photo by Naseem Reza

2017 Uses of Funds for Operations Land Stewardship and Acquisition Costs


Education and Outreach





$110,755 In 2017, the Door County Land Trust spent a total of $1,008,601 on the activities described above.

2017 Sources of Funds for Land Acquisition As you might imagine, land conservation can be a very expensive endeavor. Three separate sources help the Door County Land Trust establish new nature preserves or expand existing preserves. The largest source of funds for the Door County Land Trust’s acquisitions are obtained through grants that are applied for and secured from state, federal and other agencies. In addition to grants, we use contributions from our supporters to help pay for land acquisition costs. In some years, we receive land donations or bargain sales from generous property owners. Donations of property may be used as a match for leveraging grant funds.

Sources of funds for land acquisitions completed in 2017 $601,400 61% Funded by Grants


39% Funded by Memberships and Other Contributions

In 2017, $986,756 was expended to purchase 5 properties, totaling 339 acres! We thank the following partner organizations and agencies for their support of our current land acquisition and stewardship projects:

Fox River and Green Bay Natural Resource Trustee Council Environmental Protection Agency, Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Funds The Nature Conservancy U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, North American Wetland Conservation Act Grant U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Section 6 Endangered Species Grant WI Department of Natural Resources, Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program Landings, Journal of the Door County Land Trust—Spring ‘18




There are fewer and fewer places like Door County in the world. We have an opportunity and an obligation to future generations to identify, protect and care for the special places that make Door County one of the most inspiring places to live and visit. The inclusion of the Land Trust in your estate plan creates a lasting legacy.

The Circles of Living...

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Leaving a Legacy

By making a gift to the Door County Land Trust through your will or beneficiary designation, you will be welcomed into the Legacy Circle, a group of our benefactors who have indicated that the Land Trust has been included in their estate plans. If you would like more information about Legacy Circle or have already included the Door County Land Trust in your estate plans, please let us know by calling Development Director Cinnamon Rossman at (920) 746-1359.

Abbott, Ann Anderson, Bob and Dorothy Anderson, Robert C Anonymous (6) Aten, Nancy and Collins, Dan Aufrere-Sebetic, Jacqueline Baer, Charles and Stephanie Barrett, Jean and Nevalainen, David Beadell, Priscilla and Anthony Bell, Hugh and Joyce Blankenburg, Ralph and Kathy Blanton, James and Barbara Burkhardt, Richard and Dorothy Burton, Frances and Paul Bussard, Ken Cady, Bonnie CaJacob, Claire and DuMont, Debra Callsen, Dave and Vonnie Cermak, Ardis Coleman, Beth and Wessel, Curt Conroy, Peter and Beverly Ann Cooper, Terrie Cosgrove, Michael and Julia Cross, Jerry and Steffens, Jayne D’Abbraccio, Deanna and Morgan, Barbara Deschler, Peter and Gina Dimberg, Lyn


Donegan, Sharon Ficken, Millicent S Friedl, Mike and Carolyn Fundingsland, Donald W Gerrits, Lloyd R and Dorothy J Hake, Donna Hansotia, Phil and Marilyn Heveran, Edward and Janet Hoehn, James L and Goldberg, Nancy J Holm, Barbara Hunter, Fran and Laatsch, Bill Jacobson, Rod and Jean Klepp, Dottie Klug, Karl and Lucy Knox, Robert W and Schlott, Kathryn E Kokes, Dan and Jeannie Koutnik, Dr Ed and Cindy Kress, Billie Larson, Richard and Roberta Leavitt, Mitch and Jean Lester, Jim and Barbee Licata, Tony and Judy Lokken, Ron and Judy Luker, Donald R Lukes, Charlotte Madden, Michael and Barbara Miller, Ed and Sandy Miller, Kenneth and Glenda

Landings, Journal of the Door County Land Trust—Spring ‘18

Moline, Ronald and Barbara Morris, Greg and Terry Nowak, Peter and Jean Ann Olsen, Lawrence and Lynn Perry, Kerry Propsom, Rich and Bruesch, Jane Schultz, Craig and Sandy Schwengel, Jim and Judy Seagard, Tom and Kozma, Brigitte Seville, Mr and Mrs Joseph Y Silberman, Ann Monteith Standish, Michael and Mary Traven, Lee Turner, John and Judy Turriff, Tom Van Den Brandt, John and Jean Vanden Houten, Dale and Scott, Richard Vervoren, Thora Walwark, James and Polly Warner, David and Rose Watson, Rob and Picken, Judy Wilson, John and Karen Wissink, Steve and Janet Wittenkeller, Al and Judy Yancey, John and Karen Yeomans, Robert and Charlotte Youell, Sylvia

Photo by Nancy Aten

Legacy Circle Members

Within the circles of our lives we dance the circles of the year, the circles of the seasons within the circles of the years.... —Wendell Berry

and Giving

By Beth Coleman and Curt Wessel

Photo by Dan Eggert

Our wedding invitation borrowed lines from the Wendell Berry poem, Song, “Within the circles of our lives we dance the circles of the year, the circles of the seasons within the circles of the years....” We had both moved to this county as young adults, drawn to the water and landscapes we loved. So it felt right to settle in, creating a home, relationships, and our custom woodworking and garden design businesses within these cycles of the years. And last May, 25 years later, we quoted those lines again as we gathered to celebrate our life and marriage lived within these circles of friends and neighbors, and the seasons of our Door County community. When we started to plan this anniversary gathering, we also knew it was time to do our estate planning as well. We’ve always tried to be good stewards of our resources, and we’ve certainly taken to heart the advice of our friend Michael, a sustainable investments advisor, who reminds us that, “Money alone can’t secure your also requires investing in your community, your skill sets, your friendships, and the environment.” *

Our lifestyle, volunteering, and giving whatever financial gifts we could afford to local organizations have certainly affirmed that concept. And over the years as we became more versed in local land and water conservation efforts, supporting Door County Land Trust and its mission to preserve and protect Door County’s land and waters was a natural fit. We became members in 2003, and since that time have seen environmental issues, development pressure, and the land protection process only grow in complexity. And through volunteering, we have appreciated getting to know staff, and have been impressed by their expertise, dedication and focus in bringing the Land Trust’s mission to life. Also, through Beth’s five years of serving as a Land Trust board member and Chair of the Membership Committee, we’ve seen first-hand the diverse skills and commitment the board, committee leaders, members, and volunteers also bring to this organization. We’ve come to trust that the Land Trust is a thoughtful steward of resources, and that it holds the well being of Door County communities—both environmental and human—as a core value. So as we considered a planned gift for this place we love, the Land Trust was a fitting recipient.

It matters to us that the Land Trust is nurturing the next generation of conservationists by fostering their connections to the land and waters that the Land Trust protects, and we trust our gift will help sustain this challenging task of protecting land and water in perpetuity.

We joked with our lawyer that we’re not uber-rich, but we have certainly experienced blessedness; and since we don’t have children as a legacy, we consider this part of our estate as a way of paying forward for Door County’s future.

*Hal Brill, Michael Kramer, Christopher Peck, The Resilient Investor: A Plan for Your Life, Not Just Your Money (Oakland: BerrettKoehler Publishers, 2015).

And now, although the 2018 calendar says it’s technically spring again, the lingering winter has allowed a quick road trip to visit parents in Indiana and Illinois, and a final crack at organizing a bulletin board wall in our kitchen. Both processes have been instructive. The trip to our childhood homes reminded us of all the ways our families deeply shaped us with their commitment to community, volunteering, to giving back. And peeling away the layers of photos, announcements, invitations, quotes, and thank you’s on the bulletin board has revealed all the ways we have been so enriched by the people and places in our lives. But a quote from the 13th century mystic Meister Eckhart that reflects our gratefulness and affirms this gift decision easily made it back onto the board, “If the only prayer you said in your entire life was ‘thank you’ that would suffice.” So “thank you” Door County, and “thank you” Door County Land Trust. —

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Bequests, Memorials and Tributes Gifts received between January 1 and December 31, 2017

Bequests Diemer, Pat Foster, Peg


In Honor of Ginny Baker Baker, Andrew In Honor of Robin Baliszewski Wilson, Sara In Honor of Dick and Joan Baudhuin Anonymous In Honor of Ann and Jeff Berner Classen, Peter and Barbara In Honor of Terry Bott’s bat mitzvah Hollingshead, Judy In Honor of Mary Brevard Hurley, Monica In Honor of Betty Bultman Door County Board Of Realtors In Honor of Beth Coleman and Curt Wessel’s 25th Wedding Anniversary Callsen, Dave and Vonnie Cooper, Terrie Finger, Jack and Diane Hitzeman, Brent and Camilla Kalb, Judith Pustaver, Gay Webber Chiropractic Office Wolff, Bill and Kathy In Honor of Trudy Cox Cox, Emma In Honor of Tricia Cramer Door County Board Of Realtors In Honor of The Cushman Family Cushman, Betsy and Preston, Barb In Honor of Peter Deschler’s Birthday Demaster, Larry Margolies, Jonathan and Marjorie In Honor of Kurt and Marlene Dramm Dramm, Hans and Keller, Sarah In Honor of Robert and Liesbeth Fickes Fickes, Christopher In Honor of Tony Fiorato Schrader, David and Janet In Honor of Suzanne Fletcher Elmore, Joann


In Honor of Barb and Rick Frank Brevard, Mary In Honor of Van and Hildy Gathany Andrews, Kristen In Honor of Nari Haig Door County Community Foundation In Honor of Mick and Lisa Hatch Hatch, Gillian In Honor of Corky Hellyer Door County Board Of Realtors In Honor of Maeve Jacob’s Baptism Jacob, Maeve In Honor of Margaret Ketterer Ketterer, David In Honor of Don and Brigid Krutek Krutek, Paul and Fran In Honor of Dennis Kuester Kust, Jason In Honor of Ted Laitner Door County Board Of Realtors In Honor of Ben Laird and Mary Jane Rintelman Laird, Emily and Schafer, Eric In Honor of Kayval Larson Trobec, Justin In Honor of Colette and David McDonough McDonough, Emilie In Honor of Jane McKie and David Zuhlke McKie, Eldon and Kathryn In Honor of Jodi Milske Lokken, Ron and Judy In Honor of Lynn Mraz Door County Board Of Realtors In Honor of Gene Norby Door County Board Of Realtors In Honor of David Olson Door County Board Of Realtors In Honor of Sandy and Fred Panzer Hoffman, Ryan In Honor of Colleen Person and John Gesme Person, Mark In Honor of Sandra Place Harrer, Bernie and Schab, Lisa

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In Honor of Patti Podgers Hollingshead, Judy In Honor of Ron Robinson and Susan Valentino Robinson, Drew In Honor of Alison C Scheig Scheig, Katie Scheig, Mary In Honor of Robert Schoof’s 91st birthday Schoof, Tamara Su In Honor of The Sister Bay Bowl Kissel, Robert and Beverly In Honor of Joan Slaby Door County Board Of Realtors In Honor of Tim and Sue Stone Lokken, Ron and Judy In Honor of Betty Tipler Door County Board Of Realtors In Honor of Paula Wendland Door County Community Foundation In Honor of The Widens Chisolm, Sally In Honor of Jim and Sandy Wiedenholt Hauser, John and Laurel In Honor of Stephen and Joan Wilkie Samson, Krista Wilkie In Honor of Wisconsin Water Wings An Awesome Parasail Ride Barger, Lucia Fitzgerald In Honor of Kathy and Bill Wolff Stollenwerk, Jim and Alice In Honor of Barbara Ziegler Marbet, Christine


In Memory of Bill Benson Luvisi, George In Memory of Terry Bolland Mcgaw, Jessica In Memory of Richard and Dorothy Burkhardt Burkhardt, Jon In Memory of Bob Davis Callsen, Dave and Vonnie Finger, Jack and Diane Fiorato, Tony and Cathy

In Memory of Bob Davis (Continued) Hellyer, Walter and Jeanee Henderson, Barbara and Doug Klepp, Dottie Kubicz, Agnes Lokken, Ron and Judy Lukes, Charlotte Madden, Michael and Barbara Parsons, Bill and Betty Schneider, Allan and Betty Scholz, Carl and Ruth Stone, Tim and Sue Thilly, Roy and Mary Turriff, Tom and Jo Ann Turriff, Tom and Jo Ann Wilson, Mary E. Wolff, Bill and Kathy In Memory of Joan Deardorff Anonymous Beimborn, Janet Brophy, Michael and Debra Caelewarts, Carol Johnson, Raymond and Mary McVey, Ed Oleary, Nancy and Lindberg, Lois Schneider, Erik Schneider, Mike and Cindy Swearingen, Susan In Memory of David Townley Debenham Debenham, Barb In Memory of Harold F. Deutsch Deutsch, Regine Ehlers, Clifford and Mary Ann Fahien, Leonard and Rose Friedl, Mike and Carolyn Holmes, Tom and Miller, Sandra Kroll, Bill and Carol Kroll, Suzanne Mow, Robert and Mary Raab, Vicky Shepard, Karin and Skoog, Birgit Teselle, Nancy Uldrich, Brett and Lisa Wick, Tim and Cindy In Memory of Patricia Diemer Clay Bay Pottery In Memory of Prof. Edwin R. Fitzgerald Mueller, Peter

In Memory of Arthur Burr Fontaine Mr. and Mrs. Frank Baker Gilligan, Barbara Mr. and Mrs. Fred Haberecht Manke, Gordon Stahnke, Lila Jean White, Mary Will Family Members in Colorado In Memory of Daniel Frater The Heathcotes and the Steege- Martins Williams, Ryan In Memory of Mrs. Howard Freers Benoist, Walter In Memory of Al Goeppinger Blahnik, James and Judith Freyman, Bill and Sarah Goeppinger, Lynn Logerquist, Lloyd and Susan Lokken, Ron and Judy Newman, Michael and Sharon Volkman, Arthur and Rebecca Weisensel, Tom and Linda In Memory of Dean and Ginny Gould Gould, Susan In Memory of Les and Marcia Grube Asher, Barbara In Memory of Richard and Jean Guenther Guenther, William A In Memory of John Hammen Hammen, Nancy In Memory of Glenn Edward Heveran Bessette, Kristen Curtin, Amy In Memory of Judy Horner Siekmann, Dianne In Memory of Gabriella Klein Gould, Susan In Memory of Bob Kosky Dukach, John and Sandra Dzuricsko, Lisa Facility Engineering Services Section At Fermilab Kosky, Judy Thorpe, Dan In Memory of Carol Krug Scheil, Steve

In Memory of Al Smaxwill Merline, Robert and Linda In Memory of John Thenell Brevard, Mary Frank, Rick and Barbara In Memory of Patricia Walbridge Frey, Fred and Barb In Memory of Bill Woelfel Buchaklian, Lauri In Memory of Mary Wohlwend Brevard, Mary Frank, Rick and Barbara

A Letter to Steve Wilkie By Bill Utley Dear Steve, I’m not sure how to begin writing this to you, but first off, I want to thank you for being a great stand-up guy and my good friend for the last 25 years—25 years of shared memories, be they swapping “war stories” about our respective tours of duty in the Marine Corps, or serving as cochairs of our neighborhood association, or serving together for the last ten years as co-stewards at the Ship Canal Preserve...ten years of who-knows-what-will-happen-next! Oh, the stories, the hikes, the events, the people, the work parties—all mostly very good times, (and a few not-sogood) that we spent taking care of that 450 acre property we once described as “Wisconsin’s largest outdoor showroom and depository of unwanted indoor furniture!”

Several wonderful friends and members of the Land Trust have recently passed away. Gifts in memory of the following beloved members will be acknowledged in the 2018 Annual Report: Bruce Ambuel Charles Anderson Joan Deardorff Bob Franden Jon Hollingshead Larry Kaufman Christy Kelley Emery Oleson Barrie Quinnies Dr. William Rock Otto Thilenius Steve Wilkie

But, throughout these past 25 years you’ve constantly been a great teacher to me, Steve. You’ve taught me what it means to be a helper to those less fortunate—be they family or friend, neighbor or stranger. What it means to take care of those in need—in short to live an authentic Christian life. And your teaching style was never didactic. You never preached your faith. You practiced your faith—quietly, humbly, lovingly—to those whose lives you impacted. So, my friend, though you are deeply missed by your family and friends, your life, well lived, will continue to inspire and guide us all. Thanks for all you’ve done for so many of us, good buddy.

Ps. Please, please, please, be sure to leave the Gates open for me!

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In Memory of Robert Landry Hoyt, Ann In Memory of Roy Lukes Hammerberg, Wally and Norma In Memory of Peggy Mason Bowers, Beverly Jean Dyer, John and Tamara Krafft, Shirley In Memory of Lorraine Mengert Asher, Barbara In Memory of Judy Neumann Asher, Barbara Nelson, Fred and Geri In Memory of John O’Gorman Hess, Steve and Laurie In Memory of Arline Oleson Asher, Barbara In Memory of Karen Quick Place, Sandra In Memory of Barry Quinnies Witt, Gene and Carmen In Memory of Andrew Rice Allan, Mary and Terry In Memory of Alice Sautebin Kowitz, Ron and Pam Langreck, Cathy In Memory of Judie Saville Di Iulio, Ray and Helene Hibner, James and Dolores Kaleta, Mary Kasko, Dan and Cindy Koca, James Krueger, Ed and Mary Nussbaum, Mark and Deb Stembel, Howard Thorne, Ron and Gloria In Memory of Lynn Sawyer Beadell, Priscilla and Anthony In Memory of James Schimp Rose, Richard and Carolann In Memory of Fred Serrahn Anonymous Laba, Cathy and Wally Roberts, Toby and Joan Serrahn, Janet Serrahn, Richard and Gail Tong, James and Wickman-Tong, Ann

Each Door County Land Trust nature preserve is lovingly cared for by volunteer preserve stewards. They regularly walk the trails and care for the land as if it were their own back yard. The following letter is from one preserve steward to another. Bill Utley and Steve Wilkie worked closely at the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve for more than ten years, but their friendship had even deeper roots. Steve passed away in late February. He will be dearly missed by all of us at the Door County Land Trust.

Steve and Joan Wilkie


Huff Family Jacobson, Rod and Jean Total contributions received during 2017 Jankowski, Theodore and Patricia Keen, Dave and Perkins, Judy Keller, Chuck and Carol e thank the following donors who, in partnership with the Kimbell, Alan and Anne Kimmel, Donald and Joan Door County Land Trust, help protect the special places of Klein, Michael and Maureen Door County. Klug, Jr, Karl Klug, Karl and Lucy Welcome to our new supporters! Donor names listed in bold type Knight, Sue Kruse, Steven and Cady-Kruse, Nell made their first financial contribution to the Land Trust in 2017. Kuester, Dennis and Sandy Kurtz, Jim and Becki Lanser, Brian and Sue D’Abbraccio, Deanna and Morgan, Bell, Hugh and Joyce $10,000 And Above Lewis, Elmer and Ann Barbara Bell, Steve and Susan Lewis, William Dagon, Russell and Sandy Benevity Causes Anonymous Licata, Tony and Judy Daniel, David and Janet Benson, Adam and Linnea John C Bock Foundation Lindsay, Bill and Sue Dwight and Linda Davis Foundation Bero, Robert and Judy Callsen, Dave and Vonnie Lindstrand, Keith and Katherine Davis, Nancy Black, Jim and Patricia Bernal T Chomeau Private Foundation Lockwood, Margaret and Walker, Davis, Rob Blackburn, Robert and Kay Diekman, Don and Marianne Allin The Eleanor R Dean and John L Blacksmith Inn Diemer, Pat Lokken, Ron and Judy Gosney Fund of The Door County Blahnik Investment Group Fiedler, Jessie Luke, Jacquie and Rice, Ken Community Foundation Blanchard, Pam Fletcher, Robert and Suzanne Lukes, Charlotte DeNardo, Tony and Donna Bramsen, John and Norma Foster, Peg Main Street Market Deschler, Peter and Gina Brevard, Mary Friedl, Mike and Carolyn Marshall, Elaine DeWitt, David and Julie Brezan, Barry Geyer, Phyllis McCarty, Neil J and Patricia Donegan, Sharon Hugh and Helena Brogan Foundation Haggerty, Mike and Jeanie McCoy, Mike and Marge Door County Medical Center Brumder, Robo and Kathy Horn, Ronald McDonald, Kevin and Wanda EarthShare Budzak, Archie and Kathe Kessler, Dennis and Barbara McGinnis, John and Lana Eccles, Bob and Mary Bunning, Jim and Barbara Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund McLeish, Ken and Chris Joel Eggert DDS, SC The Richard W and Dorothy J Lawrence University Mead Witter Foundation Inc Finger, Jack and Diane Burkhardt Charitable Fund of Lester, Jim and Barbee Medtronic Fiorato, Tony and Cathy The Door County Community Tom and Bev Lisle Fund Miller, Ed and Sandy Fletcher, Grant and Keeter, Laura Foundation Luker, Don and Lynne Moline, Ronald and Barbara Peter Foote and Robin Wilson The John Bykowski Family Fund of Olson, Ted and Lady Moore, Tom and Kathie The Community Foundation For The Charitable Foundation Steffen, Michael The John and Nancy Munch Ford, Diane and Patrick Fox Valley Region Stone, Tim and Sue Charitable Fund of The Door County Frank, Rick and Barbara The John Bykowski Family Fund Trainer, Robert and Mary Community Foundation Franklin, Larry and Cissie of The Door County Community David V Uihlein Sr Foundation Nell, Patricia A Gathering Waters Conservancy Foundation Robert A Uihlein Foundation Inc Nicolet Bank Gerrits, Dottie Cady, Bonnie Vanderson, William and Gehrke, Nooyen, Steve and Kristi Gould, Barbara and Spencer Calkins, William and Priscilla Christina Northrop, Steve and Kaaren Gould, Susan Callen, Chris and Katie Nsighttel Wireless, LLC/Cellcom Greenfeldt, Barbara and Eric Carl, Rudy and Patricia $1,000-$9,999 Olander, Ron and Lori Grelck, Dick and Carol Carpenter, John and Julie Olson, Carol and Bruce Hake, Bruce and Donna Carter, R Lee Alexander, Duncan and Keane, Kit Olson, David and Fritsche, Claire Hansen, Charles Cedar Hill Associates, LLC Ambuel, Helen and Bruce Orner, William Hansotia, Phil and Marilyn Chomeau, Doug and Mary Anderson, Mary Ottum, Jeff and Barb Harlan, Bob and Madeline Classen, Peter and Barbara Anonymous (8) Parkes, Johanna Heeringa, Don and Coggin Classon, Karen Augustian, Chris and Billina Parsons, Bill and Betty Heim, Paul J and Watkins, Julie Collins, Dan and Aten, Nancy Baer, Charles and Stephanie Perry, Kerry Henke, Jean Conner, Dick and Kit Barrett, Jean Peterson, Scott and Desenis, Judy Hermann, John and Dolores Connolly Family Charitable Batzli, George and Sandra Petrie, Pete and Lucia Hislop Family Foundation Foundation Bay Shore Property Owners Assoc Pinkert Law Firm LLP Hitt, Brad and Karol Conta, Dennis and Deborah Beadell, Priscilla and Anthony Reynolds, Jean Karen and Andrew Cook Charitable Hoehn, James L and Goldberg, Nancy Richards, Bob and Nancy Becker, Bruce and Patty Hollingshead, Judy Fund Becker, Carl and Susan Richards, Jim and Marianne Hotel Washington and Studio Cramer, Ward and Judy Bednarowski, Keith and Mary Riley, Maryellen



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Anonymous (2) Scott and Nancy Armbrust Fund, A Fund of The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation Barker, Lisa Blahnik, Jon and Christianna Blankenburg, Ralph and Kathy Blanton, James and Barbara Brophy, Michael and Debra Brorson, Jon and Linda Brown, Karen and Kingsley Budzak, Lynn Burke, Dan, Heidi, Makenzie and Nathan Carpenter, Joe Chapman, Donald and Debra Chowdhury, Mofazzal and Audrey Ciezki, Nancy and Kostecke, Diane Claggett, Tom and Meg Coffman, Scott and Debra Colburn, Marshall and Arlene Cubar, Susan and Jordan, Tom Dammon, Ronald and Candace Demanes, Scott and Elisa Deutsch, Regine Doneff, Robert and Lynn Door County Ice Cream Factory Drouet, Christina and Michael English, John and Claranne Fales, Dennis and Mary Fehring, Larry and Liz Fickes, Robert and Liesbeth Fiedler, Carol and Therien, Claude Foster, Ginny and Terry Fredrick, Richard and Jane Frey, Fred and Barb Fritz, Don

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2017 Financial Supporters

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Krainak, Mike and Farber, Janet Krutek, Don and Brigid Kubicz, Agnes Kudick, Julie and Wayne Laba, Cathy and Wally Laluzerne, David and Lynn Lapp, Beatrice Larson, Paul and Corky Lawson, John and Anderson, Gail Leavitt, Mitch and Jean Lee, John and Claire Lees, Lynn Lehman, Jim Leiterman, Mary Lenius, Norb and Pat Lenke, Robert and Linda Liederbach, Elida Livengood, Susan Sturgeon Bay High School students planted trees at Lockhart, Alex and Helene Luvisi, George Lautenbach Woods Nature Preserve on a rainy day, April 2017. Mahoney, Mike and Liz Mancuso, Debra and Peter Gimelli, Giorgio and Golestanian, Ellie Martin, Mark and Foote-Martin, Sue CaJacob, Claire and DuMont, Debra Young, Larry and Kate Goeppinger, Lynn Chomeau, Vinni, Jay and Taylor Youngsteadt, Duane and Leslie Mathewson, Randy and Karen Gousseff, Marla J Colton, Erv and Bev Zapffe, Carl and Sandy Mazza, Peter and Mary Graham, David and Elizabeth Conway, Darrell and Susan Zimmer, John and Bernie McCain, Douglas Graul, Tim and Barb Cooper, Terrie Jane McKie and David Zuhlke McGrath, Maureen Hagman-Shannon, Deborah Craig, Will and Ginny Charitable Fund McHolland, Jim and Cass Halverson, Paul and Gloria Cross, Jerry and Steffens, Jayne Meiners, Alice and John Hammerberg, Craig and Kate Crummer, Flip and Gayle $150-$249 Merline, Robert and Linda Hanney, Rick and Roxanne Dahlberg, Daniel and Nancy Miller, James Harrer, Bernie and Schab, Lisa Danielson, Dan and Donna Abbott, Ann Mix, Phoebe Harsch, Roy and Leslie Danis, David and Nancy Abrahamson, Theo and Jan Moegenburg, Pete and Laura Harsh, Dr David and Ann Debenham, Barb Alfred, Larry and Linda Mohr, Larry Hauser, Richard and Carrie Detert, David and Joyce Allen, Helen Mohr, Wayne and Barbara Hawley, Robert and Blahnik, Jennifer Morris, Greg and Terry Dickmann, Jeff and Karen Alt, Tom and Sue Hays, Bob and Donna Diekman, Karl Anderson, Jack and Susan Muderlak, Carol and Ken Differding, James C and Dickes, James R Helpern, Leslie Anderson, Jim and Jane Mulligan, Tom and Elaine Hensge, Bill and Jane Diltz, Greg and Julie Anonymous (2) Mutchler, Leo and Monica Hickey, Dave and Pat Diltz, Peter and Kathy Apfelbach, G Leonard Naleway, Wally and Elaine Dineen, Dan and Linda Vanden Heuvel Hillner, Ed and Nancy Armstrong, Lloyd and Susan Nelson, Ken and Wendy Holada, William and Mary Donnino, Joe and Sue Asher, Barbara Nelson, Steven and Nicola Holey, Mark and Michaela Door County Board Of Realtors Axelrod, Michael and Roberta Nerenhausen, Mark and Martha Holman, Dave and Barbara Door County Premium Rentals Barger, Lucia Fitzgerald Norfray, John Hubbard, Kenneth and Denice Doyle, Charles and Rita Basten, Lee and Susan Notermann, Tom and Carol Hutmacher, Michael and Carol Eckert, John and Judith Baxter, James and Elizabeth O’Brien, Jeremy Johnson, Nancy and Tom Beerntsen, Tom and Penny Engl, Robin R and Robin J O’Hagan, Pat and Karen Johnson, Stan and Sandra Bloedorn, Michael and Lucy Evanson, Robert and Nancy Oimoen, John, Denise, Kristin, Jenna Johnson, William Fales, Andy Bosman, Julie and Erik Jome, Bob and Ruth Falk, Janis Boyd, Ken and Carol Osowski, Edward L and Maryjo Just, Hal and Nancy Feist, Tim and Braatz, Laurel Bresnahan, Julia Ott, Sandie Kane, Terrence and Judith Forkert, Frank and Jan Brogan, Bob Pelrine, Ray and Luber, Martha Kiehnau, Jason and Nancy Forsberg, Bob Brogan, Julie Peninsula Vision Care, LLC Kierstyn, John and Karen Foss, Kirby and Margaret Brooks, Peter and Linda Peshek, Peter A and Sharon A Kinosian, Sue Frings, James Buck, Ryan Pettengill, Darnell Kinsey-Jauquet, Andrea Froemming, Barbara D Buckingham, Barbara Porter, Chesley and Gwen Klimaitis, Ron and Dougherty, Gloria Prindle, Peggy Fruncek, John and Betsy Buege, David and Linda Fruncek, Ron and Theresa Kneip, David and Ellen Bultman, David and Marge Protz, Janet Gilford, Steven Konetzke, Steven and Carol Bussard, Ken Rankin, Jim and JoAnne Gilson, Susan Korte, Joe and Kathy Cagle, James and Mc Cabe, Kathy Ray, Don and Kathy


Landings, Journal of the Door County Land Trust—Spring ‘18

Recht, Dr Donna Reeve, James and Ann Remy, Eugene and Patricia Rix, Bill and Jerri Ryan, Billie Sanden, Jim and Kathy Sargent, Madeleine Scattergood, Kirk and Donna Schanock, David and Kim Schartner, Julie Schaulis, Dan and Cindy Schauske, Linda Schmidt, Ken Schneider, Tom and Sarah Schomburg, Jerry and Ronda Schoof, Robert Schultz, Jim and Marti Schulze, Gary and Bev Schwengel, Jim and Judy Sessler, Greg and Kaufman, Dale Ann Seville, Mr and Mrs Joseph Y Sherman, Art and Jan Sijgers, Robert and Reid, Christine Small, Ron and Christine Snapp, Erik and Brubaker, Cathy Sorensen, Larry and Kathleen Stanger, Steven and Arlene Starck, Paulette and Hyde, Jane Stenzel, Gary and Sue Sternkopf, Richard and Barry, Kathleen Stevenson, Nancy E Stoklos, Eleanor Strupp, Tom and Linda Taylor, Rick and Boucher, Karen Treleven, JT and Terry Tuch, David and Barbara Turner, Ron and Millie Urbrock, Bill and Barbara Utley, Sarah and MacAulay, Angus Verwert, Robert and Louise Voigt, Ken and Sue Volk, Gregory and Gretta Wagoner, Andrea and Ruggeri, Roger Wahl, Bob and Barba Walwark, James and Polly Webber Chiropractic Office Webster, Chuck Weinert, Robert and Joann Williamson, Jim and Betsy Wilsman, Norman and O’Harrow, Peg Wojahn, Dennis and Karen Wolter, Rich and Cindy Wyman, Anne and Glau, Richard Yeast, Gary and Barbara Yeomans, Geoffrey and McKeefry, Bruce Zaug, Jerry and Joan Ziarnik, David and Shelley Zuckerman, David and Madsen, Judy

Up to $149 Agarwala, Darlene Aicher, Matthew Alexander, Ann Allen, Clarence and Owen, Maryann Alme, Brian and Luanne Alt, Claudia J AmazonSmile Foundation Ammons, Mike and Lesley Andera, Eileen Anderson, Bill and Candy Anderson, Joyce L Anderson, Linda Anderson, Paul and Erika Angst, John Anonymous (5) Aufrere-Sebetic, Jacqueline L Aulabaugh, Norman and Carol Bach, John and Gorence, Patricia Baird Foundation Banzhaf, Harry B and Marylin Barnard, Francha Barounis, Tom and Diane Bartoli, Beth Bartolini, Susan and McMillan, Michael Bartolini-Galuszka, Vickie Bator, Jim Bauer, Dorothy Bauer, Tim and Barb Bauer, Tom and Mary Anne Bauhs, Richard Bauman, Kathy Bay Ridge Golf Corp BayCare Clinic Foundation Becker, Jane Beckett, Caroline Beeson, Bett Bell, Mary and David Bengston, Dirk Bennett, Carl and Broeren, Sue Bennett, Joan E Bennett, Nancy J and Thomas J Benoist, Walter Benson, Donna Berg, Keith and Hedblom, Mary Berg, W Gerald and Jane Berggren, Janet and Ken Berk, Avi and Laurie Berkeley, Anne Berkenstock, Jim and Jean Berner, Sally Berns, Donald and Linda Bezouska, Bob and Mary Biebl, Phil J and Grohskopf, Kevin Binder, Susan Bither, Chuck and Leanne Blahnik, James and Judith

Bleckwenn, William Block, Bob and Bonnie Block, Jim and Allen, Terese Bochek, Rick and Knutson-Bochek, Bev Bock, Barbara Bogenschutz, Corey Bork, Darwin and Barbara Boyd, Nancy Boyer, Wayne and Eleanor Bradley, Jim and Libby Brawner, Rick and Janet Breseman, Mark and Hillstrom, Jane Breving, Bob and Rosenberg, Emily Brodd, Mike and Judy Brogan, John and Gisela Brown, Jerry and Judy Brunet, Mike Brunette, Larry Bubnik, Paul and Gretchen Buck, David and Patricia Budic, Peter and Ruth Buechner, Dave Bunker, Tom and Sally Burkhardt, Jeff and Jeanine Burkhardt, Jon Burlend, Warren and Nancy Burress, Dick and Jane Busby, John Cahan, Jim and Schneider, Linda Campbell, John and Kathy Cance, John and Iris Canter, Richard and Sharon Cardiff, Joe Carey, George and Linda Carlson, Juanita Cascio, Kathi Case, Karen A Caviggiola, John and Kim Chan, Carlyle Charbonneau, Colette Charpata, Theresa Chelmecki, Tony and Trudy Christensen, Frank and Cristy Christenson, Toni Christiansen, Bruce and Laurie, Susan Christiansen, Dave Christy, Stephen and Jennifer Ciszewski, Jerry and Elaine Clark, Daniel and Miller-Clark, Mary Clay Bay Pottery Clay, Erik Cobb, George and Sharon Cochrane, Pete and Sandy Collins, Pam and Tom Cole, Roy and Jo Coleman, Gerald and Wilma Comeford, Christine Conner, Kathy Conway, Robert and Maureen

Cory, Mr and Mrs William Cosgrove, Michael and Julia Cote, Phil and Miriam Cotts, Bill and Wilson, Carol Coulon, Mae Cowan, Karen Cramer, Joe and Donna Culver, Tom and Cheryl Cushing, Jim and Marilyn Cushman, Betsy and Preston, Barb Cushman, Susan Cushman Perkins, Marcia Custer, Mitch and Sandie Cutler, Verne and Charlene Czajkowski, Ned and Carol Czarnecki, Nancy Dahlman, John and Betty Jo Damrow, Roger and Jean Danforth, Amanda Dannhausen, H Richard Daul, Jim and Gretchen Davie, Susan DeWitte De Boef, Connie De Master, Larry and Sandy Deardorff, Joan Deardorff, Stuart and Robyn DeLong, Paul and Myra Demarest, Courtie DeMint, Tom and Judy Dempster, Dorene and Herrell, Mark Desotell, Larry and Wied, Debbie Di Iulio, Ray and Helene Dickey, Frances B Dickson, Bob and Liz Dickson, Charles Dickson, Jay and Nancy Diehl, Scott and Cheryl Dinan, Stephen and Joan Dinesen, Niel Dirks, Rich and Sandra Doerr, Bobbi and Mike Domiano, Steven and Stephanie Donaldson, Gary and Nancy Door Pioneer Trailblazers Snowmobile Club Dorn, Dennis and Maribeth Douglass, Ed and Adele Dowell, Linda Draeb, Joan Dramm, Hans and Keller, Sarah Drey, Robert and Cynthia Dries, Bob and Jeanne Dubick, Marc and Kris Dubois, Paul and Karen Duffin, Carol Dukehart, Tad and Andy Dukes, Jack and Joanne Dumont, Mary Dunworth, Bob and Mary Dupuy, Mark and Toft, Trudy

Francha Barnard helps to display artwork painted ‘en plein air’ by pastel artist Liz Maltman. 2017 Annual Gathering, Grand View Scenic Overlook and Park Ealy, Tom and Linda Eastman, Mark Ehlers, D Todd and Cynthia Ehrfurth, John and Linquist, Ann Elder, Randall Elliott, Rob and Colleen Ellis, James and Karen Ellsworth, James and Patti Elmore, Joann Elquist, Roy and Diane Emerson, Minnow and Anne Emmerich, Gerald and Signe Enroth, Mary Erickson, Miriam Erskine, Tim and Holly Evans, Tom and Pam Evenson, Phil and Carolyn Everhardus, Sally Ewaskowitz, Jeff Falk, Kenn Fandrei, Loren Farber, Gary and Marcia Farmer, Michael and Rafal, Nancy Farnan, Laurie Fear, Rich and Maureen Feeney, Barbara Ferris, Ken and Beth Ferry, Mr and Mrs Ken Ficken, Millicent S Field, Dave and Jean

Field, Mary Fink, Bob and Marge Fish Creek Moccasin Works Fitchett, George and Judith Fitzgerald, Pat and Judy Flansburg, Ron and Jean Florin, Jack and Gail Fogarty, Myrna Ford, Joyce Ford, Martin and Hilary Foster, Richard Fox, Jim and Luann Franczyk, Linda Franz, Jeff and Engs, Ruth Frelly, Betty Frelly, Michael and Donald Fuller, Dan and Lois Garrity, Jerry and Lois Gaskell, Judith Gaskill, Warren and Sharon Gaston, Bud and Karen Gavin, Stuart Gawlik, Marilyn Genskow, James and Judy Georgenson, Tracy Gerdman, Gilbert and Lynn Gerrits, Nick and Katherine Gershan, Bob and Jill Gilson, Michael Glasser, Mark and Linda

Glessner, Kay Going Garbage and Recycling Inc Goldberg, Larry and Barbara Goldsmith, Ann Goodrich, Ellen Gordon, Brad and Judy Gorski, Deb Whitelaw Grady, Hildy Graff, Jerry and Ann Green, Andrew and Louise Green, Kathy Greene, Tad and Debbie Grier, Cathy Groenfeldt, Tom and Keli Guasta, Joan Guilfoile, Tom and Jeanne Habschmidt, Jim and Paula Hale, Mary Jean Hamann, Jane and Jim Hamersky, Dan and Jean Hammerberg, Lucy Hanke, David and Terri Hanreddy, Joe and Jami Hansen, Betsy Hansen, Charlotte Hansen, John and Barbara Hanson, Bob and Gretchen Hanson, Curtis and Sarah Hanson, Jon and Bonnie Harding, Ruth and Jeff Harmon, George and Judy Hart, Fraser and Meredith Hartmann, Bob and Bonnie Hatch, Gillian Hatch, Mick and Lisa Hauser, John and Laurel Hauser, Tom and Peggy Hazen, Kimberly Hebal, Bill and Katie Hediger, Al Hedquist, Pat and Susan Heier, Richard Heil, Richard and Carol Hein, Marilyn Helland, Richard and Nancy Hellstedt, Linda Hellyer, Walter and Jeanee Helm, Mary Jo Henderson, Barbara and Doug Henger, Gary and Jo Ann Henrichs, Mel and Ruth Henshaw, Cullen and Sally Herbst, James E Hersam, Larry and Joanne Heyse, David and Ann Hibbard, Bill and Edie Hilbert, Ryan and Jessa Hilton, Ron Hippler, Steven and Marcy Hitch, Gregory

Hitzeman, Brent and Camilla Hobson, Carol Hoelzel, Jim and Linda Hoffman, Dave and Liz Hole, Sarah Holm, Barbara Honig, Jim and Sheryl Hoover, Robert and Rebecca Hope, Samuel and Meyer, Elizabeth Horkman, Gail Horwitz, Bruce and Marla Houston, Kate Howe, Eric and Wegner, Kristin Huber, Mark and Haig, Laurie Hubbard, Dave and Julie Hudson, Jana Hughes, George and Sue Raye Hultman, Marv and Barb Hutchins, Ann L Huth, Glenn and Dorothy Ihlenfeld, William and Lynn Irwin, Harriet Jacobs, Gail Jacobs, Steve and Amy Janda, Louie and Rosie Janes, Robert and Jill Jarosh, Joe and Sue Jaroszewski, Jan and Linda Jarvis, Eugene and Barbara Jaskunas, Jeremy Jennings, Jon and Amy Jerdee, Ann Johnson, Alan and Gail Johnson, Dale and Michele Johnson, Donna Johnson, Jeff and Sue Johnson, Russell Johnson, TC and Linda Johnsonbaugh, Richard and Patricia Johnston, BJ and Linda Jondahl, Thor and Darlene Jones, Debra Jordan, Raeona Joseph, Carl Jurss, Allan and Sue Kalb, Judith Kaldor, Dennis and Patricia Kalupa, Anthony and Linda Kanas, Richard and Moore, Linda Kanzler, Barb Karch, Mr Michael and Reverend Katherine Karges, Steven and Lynn Karlo, Ken and Laurel Kasriel, Paul and Katy Kearney, Doug and Anne Keating, Julie and Terry Keck, Krista Keefer, Mary and James Keene, James

Landings, Journal of the Door County Land Trust—Spring ‘18


2017 Financial Supporters

McCaffrey, Thomas McCluggage, Lee and Sandy Later, Tim Keene, John McCurdy, Bob The Lauter and Passananti Family Keller, Craig and Kari McDonald, Marilyn Law Office Of Peter McKeever Keller, Ed and Barbara McGee, Doug and Pam Lefebvre, Terri and Campshure, Joe McKeon, Judi and Tim Kelly, George and Zatlin, Phyllis Legois, Jason and Jen Kemmler, Mike and Lori McKie, Eldon and Kathryn Lehmann, Emmet Kenney, Thomas and Shirley Meeker, Scott and Ernst, Kathleen Leist, Michael and Patty Kepper, Martin and Karen Meiborg, Diane and Zacek, Roger Lembck, Diane Kerscher, Tom and Lynley Mellem, Roger and Connie Lenehan, Roma Ketterer, Margaret and Robert Mercurio, Joe and Lynn Lenius, Harlan and Sharon Kexel, Duane and Jo Ann Merline, John and Wilkerson, Inger Leonard, Judie Kiedrowski, John and Deborah Mettel, Carson Leonard, Ralph and Barbara Kimbell, Bob and Carolyn Metzler, Melissa Leonard, Richard Kimberly Clark Matching Gift Meyer, Elizabeth C Lepkowski, Cynthia Program Meyer, Gertrud Leporte, Lawrence and Elfriede Kind, Darcy Middendorf, Jim and Peg Levar, Frank and Brooks-Levar, Judith Middleton, Fred and Judy King, Mark Lewcock, Jack Kirgues, Patricia Mielke, Phyl Lewcock, Joe Kirkland, Diane Miller, Allen and Dirst, Victoria Kita, James and Meyers-Kita, Patricia Lewinski, Chris and Rachael Miller, Jack and Jane Librizzi, Charles Kitchens, Joel and Billett, Sherry Miller, Keith and Christine Lincoln, Jim and Eleanor Klein, Rose Marie Miller, Marvin and Audrey Lindgren, John and Elsie Klein, Herb and Bonnivier, Cal Mitchell, Judith Liss, Paul and Jan Klepp, Dottie Moeller, Mark and Jennifer Locher, George and Patricia Kluessendorf, Lucy and Jerry Molitor, Daniel and Tracy Lorenz, Nancy Klug Associates Inc Moon, Alan and Christine Loss, Robert and Doris Klug, Bill and Gretchen Moore, Bill and Sandy Lott, Peggy Knoedler, Dan and Riley, Suzanne Moore, Craig and Karen Love, Gregory Knowles, Richard A J Morgan, Ed and Chris Loy, Phil and Judy Knox, Merritt and Julie Morrison, Michael Luchterhand, Kubet Kochaver, Teresa Moses, Marilyn Lucier, Larry and Jeanne Kokes, Jeannie Motyka, Steve and Mary Luning, Thomas and Betty Kolberg, Linda L Mroz, Mitch Lurie, Paul and Margaret Kopec, Joe and Karen Mueller, Ken and Judy Lutzen, Robert and Valerie Kowitz, Ron and Pam Mueller, Peter Lyman, Kate Kozicki, Chris and Jane Mueller, William and Joann Lynaugh, Ann Krapf, Wiley and Roselyn Mulvey, Dennis and Marie Lyndahl, Dale and Kay Krause, Gerald and Nancy Murphy, Colin Lyon, Tom and Barbara Krause, Tim Murphy, John and Dorothea MacEachern, Mike and Alicia Kreif, Tony and Connie Musiel, Tammy MacKinney, Arthur and Lois Kreml, Gary and Carol Musolf, Gene E Madigan, Jim and Doris Krings, Steven and Margaret Nabbefeldt, Scott and Peggy Maher, Virginia and Tom Krueger, Dean and Judith Naples, Greg and Lynn Malchow, Jan and Lynn Krueger, Tom and Kimberly Needelman, Jerry and Margie Mallien, Larry and Barbara Kuffner, David and Kathleen Nelesen, John and Shirley Maloney, Mick and Pride, Pam Kufrin, Bob and Lainie Nelson, Bill and Kay Mann, Connie Kupper, John and Koestring, Janet Nelson, Bruce and Cindy Maras, Jeff and Amy Kupsch, David Nelson, Doug and Judy Marcin, Marietta Kurtz, Gary and Nancy Nelson, Fred and Geri Maring, Gretchen W Kuske, Mary Lou Nelson, Jim and Judi Marsho, James and Nancy Laird, Emily and Schafer, Eric Nelson, Kay Martin, Lucy Laird, Karen Nelson, Randy and Jane Marvine, Paul and Larson, Kim Lake Michigan Wind and Sun Nelson, Rick and Patty Masiak, Cory Lang, Merlin and Carol Nelson, Samuel Mason, Jeffrey and Elsie Lange, Jeff and Brenda Neuman, Juliana Mason, Ron and Carol Langreck, Cathy Newkirk, Martha Matousek, Ron and Louise Lappin, Marilyn Newlon, Joan Mayer, Irene Larsen, Ben Newman, Peter and Castelli, Pat Mayheu, Stephen Larson, Don and Kayval Nielsen, Camilla


Landings, Journal of the Door County Land Trust—Spring ‘18

Niesen, Dan and Penny Norsetter, John and Rhonda Nottleson, Neal and Gerry Nowak, Peter and Jean Ann Ocock, Glenn Olson, Lynn Orthober, Mike and Lorie Ortlieb, John and Judith Ostrand, Madelyn Page, Susan Pagel, David Paral, John and Harriet Parent, Steve and Mary Parker, Cheryl and Lavell, Stephen Parsons, Robin M Passen, Phil and Gregorich, Barbara Patera, Edward and Ellen PayPal Giving Fund Pedersen, Sverre and Falck, Christine Pepelnjak, Anna and Buerstatte, Gary Pete and Carol Schuster - Lfp Design! LLC Peters, Stefan and Glenna Peterson, Fred and Jan Pfeiffer, Gabriele Phipps, Ken and Diane Piehl, Rich and Ann Pierson, Cal and Trish Pingry, James and Mary Ploor, Jerry and Pat Poehlman, Art and Sandra Polacek, Thomas and Lynn Popiel, Michael and Sharon Porter, Bill and Anne Porter, Judy and Harry Postles, Jeff and Therese Potter, Jeffrey and Annie Potter, Judy Poulton, David and Marlene Powis, Don and Judy Prince Of Peace Prine, Gene and Gail Propsom, Rich and Bruesch, Jane Protz, Jane Quale, Ann Queenen, Allen and Karen Quick, Doug Quigley, Mike and Mary Quirsfeld, David and Kathleen Raaths, Jack and Susan Radandt, Scott and Knippel, Bonnie Ralston, Doug and Nancy Rand, Milton and Jane Reddin, Jon and Mary Rederer, Mike and Jennifer Reed, Stephen D Regnier, Paul and Cindy Reiser, Dale and Maureen Rentmeester, Tom and Honore Rentsch, Lothar

Dave Keen of the Door County Beekeepers Association shows a honeycomb at the 2017 Annual Gathering. Repp, Pete and Shirley Rieder, John Rieger, Matt and Jo Riley, Lynn Rintelman, JR and Linda Risser, Joyce Robinson, Bob and Sue Rockway, Todd and Sheryll Rogers, Franklin and Elisabeth Rogers, Jim and Kitty Rogers, Robert and Laura Rosenthal, Deborah Rossman, Cinnamon Rossman, Glen and Grace Rossol, Jim and Evie Rothschild, John Rothwell, David and Mary Ellen Rusy, Agnes M Rutledge, Ham and Chari Ryan, Bob and Sue Ryan, Caroline Ryder, Ingrid Sadler, Frank and Annie Sanders, Lawrence Sanford, Lynda Santilli, Bob and Gloria Santora, Gery and Jacqueline Sargent, Nancy Saron, Gordon and Dianne Saunders, Steven Scheil, Steve Schluter, Ernie and Betty Schmeltz, Tony and Barbara Schmelzer, Gretchen Schneider, Allan and Betty Schneider, Mike and Cindy Scholz, Carl and Ruth Schoof, Tamara Su Schrader, David and Janet Schranz, Anne Schroeder, David and Delores Schudson, Charlie and Karen

Schulte, Joe and Catherine Schultz, Gwynne Schultz, Richard and Haldane, Diane Schumacher, Paul and Logerquist, Deb Schuster, Dorothy Schwab, Jeremy and Cindi Scripp, John and Sue Seagren, Warren and Barbara Sedlacek, Warren and Joan Seegers, Cynde Seidl, Dan and Jane Kolstad Selke, Esther Serrahn, Janet Serrahn, Robin Settles, Bob and Laurel Shanahan, Allen and M Karen Shea, Larry and Shelley Shelgren, Lois Shellswick, Leon and Betty Shereikis, Judith Shields, Walt and Tiggy Shoreline Charters, LLC Short, Greg and Joyce Shumway, Dean and Bernice Siegel, Ginny and Ross Sieker, Fritz and Van Glarik, Janet Siekmann, Dianne Silverwood, George and Patricia Simon, Kathryn Simpson, Mona B Skaff, Larry and Franie Skoglund, Bob and Janet Skogsbakken, John and Pat Slater, Janet Smith, Clyde Smith, Greg and Alice Smith, Helen K Smith, Ken and Nolde, Judy Smith, Lee and Sue Smuda, Jerald Snowball, W David

Photo by David Harsh

Soffa, Marguerite Sokol, George and Chrissy Spangler, Ray and Mary S Spevacek, Glenn and Kathleen Spielman, Bob and Bonnie Spoerke, Bob Sprague, Mark Spude, Donald L St Dennis, Joe and Aletha State Farm Insurance Steiner, Bruce and Carol Stellwagen, Judy Stenger Riplinger, Cynthia and Riplinger, Mike Stiefel, John Stocking, Trish Stoelting, Paul and Carol Stollenwerk, Jim and Alice Stonypath LLC Stover, Thomas Stowe, Dennis and Kathy Stowell, Janice Y Strelow, Larry and Kathy Stricklin, Carol and Glenn Stringer, Steve and Jan Stultz, Rich and Jenni Sucharda, Rick and Sue Sullivan, Bob and Rita Swanson, Gerry and Micky Swearngin, Sherry Sweeney, Josh and Meredith Tan, James and Jennifer Tanck, Glen and Lou Ann Tank, Rick and Kathy Tarczewski, Eugene and JoAnn Tarkowski, Jim Taylor, Charles Tessmann, Jacinda Thompson, Margaret Thompson, Marti Thomsen, Catharina H Tomanich, Mike Tomchaney, Paul and Linda Toneys, Mike and Carrol TR Pottery Tremendous! Entertainment, Inc Trepper, Terry and Yvonne Uecker, Thomas Urbanik, Ron and Maggie Van de Ven, Anne and Richard Van Den Brandt, John and Jean Van Dyke, David and Mary Van Houten, Bruce and Becky Van Zandt, Mike and Sue Vanderheyden, Todd and Michele Vass, Joe and Barbara Vervoren, Thora Villota, Gwynne Vincent, Jennifer Vincent, John and Annette

Zwick, John Vlaming, Lee and Ray Zwiefelhofer, Peter and Sarah Voight, Dennis and Lisa Vuksanovic, Rob and Cathy Wachowiak, Jerry and Lisa Waitkus, Phil and Audrey Matching Gifts Walahoski, David Waldron, Steve and Laura AmazonSmile Foundation Walesh, Steven Anonymous Walsh, Bill and Adele Baird Foundation Walsh, Jim and Ann Benevity Causes Wanda, Nick and Jane Exelon Foundation Warren, Iver and Kathleen GE Foundation Warth, Robert and Mary Guardian Life Insurance Company Of Watson, Al and Maribeth America Watson, Cathy and Dunne, Richard IBM Weber, Dan and Mary Kimberly Clark Weber, John and Sandra Microsoft Webster, Bobbie Nordstrom Weis, Jane W PayPal Giving Fund Welch, Nancy Thrivent Financial Wellhausen, Donna Zoller, Swanson & Co Welter, Mr and Mrs William M Westen, David and Liz Whipple, Thomas and Christine In-Kind Gifts Whitney, John and Jane Whitney, Susan Bazyli Studio Wienkers, Kevin and Cindy Ann Blacksmith Inn Wilde, Greg and Jean Confluence - Wilderness Systems Wilkinson, Jim and Karen Current Designs Willer, Mary Ecology Williams, Clyde and Marsha Edgewood Orchard Galleries Wilner, Gary and Dorry Fairfield, Al and Marsha Wilson, Mary E Farmer, Michael and Rafal, Nancy Wilson, Todd and Joan Frank, Rick and Barbara Winkler, Anita Gills Rock Stoneware Winsborough, Hal and Shirley Island Orchard Cider Wissink, Steve and Janet Johns, Emmett Woelfel, Dan and Arlene Keen, Dave and Perkins, Judy Wojciechowski, Jim and Mastrangelo, Lengh, Robert and Carolyn Jane Maltman, Lizabeth Wolf, Terry and Debbie McCutcheon, Mike and Windsor v i r g e Wolfenberg, Jim and Janet McEvoy’s Culinaria LLC Wolst, Henk and Buttons Mullaney, Pat and Gail Wood, Patricia A Northwest River Supply Woodruff, Tony and Grace Ottum, Jeff and Barb Woodyard, John and TaylorRisch, Rick Woodyard, Patricia Roppuld, Paul and Marianne Wyandt, Dorothy Rowleys Bay Resort Young, K E Rutabaga Paddlesports LLC Young, Norma Schulte, Joe and Catherine Young, Raymond and Jean Seefeldt, Andrew and Jillaine Burton Yunker, Bill and Virginia Wahl, Bob and Barba Zehner, Diane White, Mary Zeldenrust, Lucy Wiley, George and Sally Zeller, Dwight and Pamela Zanitsch, Tracy Zeratsky, J Bur Zelten, Mark Zigler, Ron and Sylvi Zilavy, Jack and Barbara Ziman, Rudy and Shirley Zimmerman, Steve and Jan

Join us in thanking our Annual Business Members! Please patronize these businesses that support land preservation. And, when you do, please thank them for contributing to the Door County Land Trust.




Door County Team

door go native! landscape

Larry Brunette Mary Morrow

since 1999

& nursery

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EcoDoor, LLC

McEvoy’s Culinaria, LLC

Bier Zot


Blue Dolphin House

Edgewood Orchard Galleries

Ross Estate Planning

Dave’s Tree Services, Inc

The Garden Lady

Sunnypoint Landscape

Door County Eye Associates

Gills Rock Stoneware

Terra Cottages

Door County Ice Cream Factory

Joe Jo’s Pizza and Gelato

Young Automotive

Door County Nature Works

Impressions Printing & Graphics, Inc

Eagle Harbor Inn

Dr John Ludwigsen DDS and Dr Timothy Tishler DDS

To learn more about business and corporate giving, please contact Development Director Cinnamon Rossman at (920) 746-1359 or Landings, Journal of the Door County Land Trust—Spring ‘18


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August 18-19, 2018

Celebrating Open Spaces Weekend A weekend of hikes, wild adventures, boat and kayak tours, and more...

Live Music!

20th Annual Gathering of Friends Sunday, August 19, 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Keynote speakers from Chicago Botanic Garden and Craig Thompson, avid birder and WI-DNR Bureau Chief

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Hikes and Wild Adventures!

Great Food!

Art Lottery!

Events All Weekend!

Landings- Spring 2018  

Includes 2017 Annual Report

Landings- Spring 2018  

Includes 2017 Annual Report