Celebrate Earth Week With the Land Trust

The Stewardship Workday planting on April 16 was a warmup of sorts for our community tree planting event at Oak Road on Tuesday, April 23. Join us! Video by Emily Wood

Plant trees on Earth Day With UsThis year, the Land Trust won’t celebrate just Earth Day. It’s celebrating Earth Week with FREE activities that are open to the public.   

The week is kicked off on Saturday, April 20 with a geology journey walk with Land Protection Manager Brian Forest. Brian leads you through the forests of the Door County Land Trust’s Lautenbach Woods Nature Preserve located on the Niagara Escarpment. Enjoy Door County’s seasonal wildflowers as well as intriguing discussion on glacial geology, karst features, and challenges of protecting water quality in sensitive areas. 

Also on April 20, find the Land Trust at the Everyday is Earth Day Celebration at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. Stop by the DCLT booth anytime between 10am-4pm.  

Then on Tuesday, April 23, join the Land Trust to plant tree seedlings for The Big Plant. Trees filter groundwater, provide habitat for birds and wildlife, improve air quality, and pull carbon from the atmosphere back into the earth. The Land Trust’s event is done in partnership with Climate Change Coalition of Door County’s (CCCDC) The Big Plant. CCCDC coordinates more than 80 community partner organizations each year to plant trees to help combat climate change. 

Take an evening hike on Friday, April 26 to discover Door County’s frogs. Learn the different calls unique to each frog species that lives in Door County’s vernal ponds and wetlands. These calls start the mating ritual as they awaken from their winter state known as brumation. You’ll also discuss all things frogs, including life cycles, the importance of frogs in the ecosystem, and how you can help as a citizen scientist. 

For additional information and to register for these events, please click on the links provided for each event. 

It may not be during Earth Week, but the Weather, Climate, Community event on Thursday, May 16 might be of interest. Learn about rainfall data, flood resilience, and climate impacts in Door County and Wisconsin. The opportunity to participate in a national weather monitoring program will be presented. Representatives from Wisconsin Sea Grant, Door County Climate Change Coalition, UW Stevens Point, and the Land Trust will speak. We hope to see you there!   

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