We are pleased to announce that Thursday, December 13, the Door County Land Trust completed two more land acquisitions on Chambers Island! These two additional projects are the third and fourth of five planned land protection projects on the island this December! The two properties, one a 10-acre hardwood and hemlock forest and the other a 40-acre mixed hardwood forest, expand the Door County Land Trust’s 600-acre Chambers Island Nature Preserve. Chambers Island is recognized by Door County conservation partners as a high priority wildlife habitat primarily because of the number of species of birds which migrate and nest on the island, as well as its unique forests and wetlands.
“After their long, 2,000-mile journey, migrating neo-tropical birds need a safe place to rest and forage for food—and Chambers Island is a beacon in the middle of Green Bay,” shares Door County Land Trust’s Stewardship and Acquisition Specialist Jesse Koyen. “Protecting the island’s plant and forest communities are essential for numerous bird species—171 documented species on Chambers Island so far!”
The two properties were purchased by the Land Trust with funding from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a grant from the John C. Bock Foundation, contributions from Chambers Island landowners, individual donors and Land Trust members. Door County Land Trust continues fundraising efforts to meet a $350,000 goal for the completion of the Chambers Island Nature Preserve including additional land protection, long-term care of the property, interpretive signs and the removal of invasive species.
Giving warms your heart! It takes a community to make the vision of protected healthy lands and waters a reality. Whether you hike, birdwatch, hunt, fish or enjoy a walk with your family, Door County Land Trust is here to Protect What You Love. You can help when you Become a Member in December!
The community is invited to join the effort to protect special places like these during the Door County Land Trust’s ‘Protect What You Love’ campaign. Donate ANY amount to become a member in December and your gift will be matched dollar for dollar—plus you’ll receive member benefits including newsletters, invitations to hikes at protected properties, a bumper sticker, and more.
For more information about giving to protect what you love, please contact Door County Land Trust Development Director Cinnamon Rossman, (920) 746-1359 or [email protected]. Follow Door County Land Trust on Facebook and Instagram.