Climate Change Coalition’s July program

Internationally known forest ecologist Lee Frelich will lead a forest exploration hike at Newport State Park for the Climate Change Coalition of Door County on Friday, July 27.

Before he was a globally known scientist, Lee Frelich was a boy spending summers in rural Ellison Bay, passing his days in endless exploration of the woods that would become Newport Park. He thus brings to this guided hike both scientific expertise and an intimate knowledge of this exceptional Door County landscape.

The hike is a fundraiser for the Climate Change Coalition. It begins at 10 am at Europe Bay Town Park and is limited to 20 participants. Cost is $50 per person, which includes an end-of-the-hike picnic lunch.

Advance registration is required; registration is open July 7-23. To register, call Dick or Mary Smythe at 920.854.3330 or 920.421.0069.

Frelich, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Forest Ecology, has authored more than 160 publications with 200 coauthors from 23 countries, including major works for Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press. His research has been featured in the news media more than 450 times, including The New York Times, Newsweek, CBS Radio Osgood Files, and National Geographic. He has provided consulting services on forest management for many government agencies, including the U.S. Army, Air Force, National Forest Service, and National Park Service. He received a Ph.D. in Forest Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1986.

Frelich will lead a second Newport hike for the Climate Change Coalition, also a fundraiser, Saturday, Aug. 18.

The Climate Change Coalition of Door County is a non-partisan organization that through education, outreach and civil dialogue increases public understanding of climate change and its many detrimental impacts at home and around the world. Your donation for the Climate Change Coalition to our fiscal agent, Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership, is tax-deductible as allowed by law. Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership is a 501(c)(3) organization.


2018 Summer Farmers Markets

Baileys Harbor
Sundays 9am-1pm
May 20-Sep 23, Dec 2, 9, 16
Baileys Harbor Town Hall grounds, Hwy 57

Egg Harbor
Fridays 8am-12pm
May 25 – Oct
Harbor View Park

Fish Creek
Wednesdays 9:30am-1:30pm or sellout
June 6-Oct 17
The Settlement Shops, Hwy 42

Tuesdays 9am-1pm
May 15 – Oct 30 (weather dependent)
Hwy 57, Lakeside Park downtown Jacksonport

Sister Bay
Saturdays 8am-noon
June 23 – Oct 6
Corner of the Past, Hwy 57 and Fieldcrest Rd.


June 13 – Oct 17
Country Walk Shops

Sturgeon Bay
Saturdays 8:30am-12:00pm
June 2 – Oct 27
Market Square, corner of Michigan & 4th Ave.

Upcoming Earth Week Door County Events

Door County Earth Week Schedule

All of April                                                          

  • Churches of Northern Door
    • “A Common Prayer Reflection for Our Common Home – Responsibility.” In Ecumenical fashion a collective of Northern Door County Churches will use this common document to share with their communities accompanied by references to Environmental Books and local Green Organizations to join. To anticipate Earth Day, April 22nd
      • Contact: Pastor James Honig, Shepherd of The Bay, 920-854-2988
  • Door County Libraries’ Green Books Displays
    • Build-a-Book and Movie Bibliography and Earth Week(s) Calendar of Events….display.  Suggest your favorite books, movies. At all Door County Library Branches.

4/20 Friday                                                                   

  • 1:00 p.m., Sturgeon Bay High, 1230 Michigan St.
    • “Green and Healthy Schools Consultation Workshop”., Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education.
    • The Wis. Center for Environmental Education provides people with the knowledge, skills, ways of thinking, and opportunities to promote a healthy and livable world. It is a holistic and systems-based approach to teaching and learning that integrates social justice, economics, and environmental literacy. The ultimate outcome: to sustain both human and natural communities.
  • 5:00 p.m., Egg Harbor Library/Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St.
    • “Cultivating Community with the Green Tier Legacy Charter“, In a special Earth Week presentation, Will Erikson (DNR Environmental Business Support Coordinator) will give an overview of what it means to be a Green Tier Legacy Community. Hear an update from the Village of Egg Harbor as they step into their first year as a Green Tier Legacy Community.
  • 7:00 p.m., Egg Harbor Library/Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St.
    • “Inspired by the Earth: Green Drinks & Karaoke Sing Along”, Get down with your green self and kick of Earth Week. Sing the songs of John Denver, Joni Mitchell, Willie Nelson, or your karaoke specialty.  Music by Caleb Frostman. Snacks and refreshments will be available

4/21 Saturday                                                                

  • 10:00 – Kress Pavilion & Library Opens, Egg Harbor Library/Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St.
    • “Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day and Earth Day with Serenity Bridge Yoga and Open Door Bird Sanctuary”
  • 10:30- Kress Pavilion & Library Opens, Egg Harbor Library/Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St.
    • Kids Earth Day Yoga: Ann Johnson will kick off the day by  Serenity Bridge with Earth Day Kids Yoga!   The program is targeted for ages 3-7, and include fun yoga poses along with stories, games and a lot of imagination that will celebrate our love for the earth.
  • 11:00- Kress Pavilion & Library Opens, Egg Harbor Library/Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St.
    • Crafts & Hands on Activities.
  • 12:00- Kress Pavilion & Library Opens, Egg Harbor Library/Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St.
    • Open Door Bird Sanctuary Presents “Hunters of the Sky” Raptor Program. We will celebrate our feathered friends with activities all day. The program will focus on a mix of owls, hawks and falcons and their highly specialized hunting techniques and physical adaptations that make them successful.
  • 1:00 PM- Program ends

4/22 Sunday                                                                           Continue reading

Community Seed Swap & Potluck

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Door County Thrive Seed Swap & Potluck happening at the newly finished Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor!!!

A seed swap is a chance for the community to come together to share and trade seeds!

This event is open to families, gardeners, farmers and anyone else who wants to network and surround themselves with like-minded people! This event is also a potluck, so please bring a potluck item.

If you are trading seeds, please bring seeds you know and love so you can add value and information about the seeds to those you are trading and sharing with! The goal of this event is to leave with some new seeds for our 2018 gardens!

Whether you’re just getting starting on your very first garden or you are a seasoned gardener/farmer, you will walk away with some new knowledge, contacts and inspiration as we head into the 2018 growing season!

If you have plans or knowledge you’d like to share, please bring it. You will have the opportunity to chat with people individually or in groups! The type of information that will be shared at this event is as follows, but not limited to… types of seeds, growing techniques, and seed harvesting.

If you are not a gardener or into trading seeds, but are part of Thrive (or want to be part of Thrive) please come and enjoy the company, community, networking and delicious food.

**Suggested donation for Thrive events is $5-$10. Your donations are greatly appreciated and help Thrive continue to promote and plan events like this!**

Please make sure to RSVP to this event so we know how many to expect. And of course, please share this event with other like-minded people in our community!!!

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Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion

7845 Church Street, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin 54209

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A Road Map for Wisconsin’s Climate & Energy Future

The Climate Change Coalition of Door County brings in amazing speakers to our wonderful community – this is one of them. Please check out this GEM!!

The speaker is Chelsea Chandler, director of Environmental Initiatives at the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. The program was free and open to the public.

“Climate Forward” identifies five “pathways to progress” to reduce Wisconsin’s dependence on fossil fuels, support sustainable energy sources, create jobs, and increase investment in the 21st century economy. The report also profiles Wisconsin businesses, communities, and individuals in the vanguard of energy innovation and other sustainability practices, and outlines dozens of options for action at many levels.

Here is a link to the video of the event: CLIMATE FORWARD


Chandler leads the Academy’s Climate & Energy and Waters of Wisconsin Initiatives. Before joining the Academy, she worked as a scientist in the Stockholm Environment Institute’s Climate and Energy group and studied climate change adaptation through water resource management in the Andes with the International Union for Conservation of Nature. She also co-owns and co-manages Plowshares & Prairie Farm in Argyle, Wisconsin, an organic produce farm with a community supported agriculture program. She has a Master’s in Global Change Science and Policy from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and a Bachelor’s in Atmospheric Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

The Climate Change Coalition of Door County seeks to transcend partisanship and to voice the care we all have for the natural world. It fosters knowledge and action to address climate change’s challenges and protect the Earth for future generations. Your donation for theClimate Change Coalition to our fiscal agent, Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership, is tax-deductible as allowed by law. 

Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership is a 501(c)(3) organization.