TREE PLANTING! May 4, 2019


Tree Planting Collaborations Celebrate Earth Day

For more information: Katie Krouse, 920.279.3648

Here’s an item for your next round of Door County Nature Trivia: How many trees have the Climate Change Coalition of Door County (CCCDC) and partner organizations planted in the county since 2016? The answer is an astonishing 10,000-plus.

For the fourth year in a row, the CCCDC, the Forest Recovery Project (FRP) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) will join with area high school students to celebrate Earth Day with tree plantings around the county between April 22 and May 4. TNC will supply the trees for the plantings and will also provide two planting sites. Students from Gibraltar and Sturgeon Bay will be at TNC’s Mink River property, and Sevastopol students will plant at Shivering Sands Preserve. Seth Wilson, a science teacher at Sturgeon Bay High School, has offered his acreage as a fourth site, for Southern Door students.

This year’s series of plantings will conclude on May 4 at Mink River beginning at 10 AM. The event is open to the public, and all are welcome. No experience planting trees? Don’t worry. Representatives from TNC, FRP and CCCDC will be on hand to provide some expert advice and assistance.

Please join us with your family! Details about time and place will appear on CCCDC’s website (, on posters throughout the county and in news releases.

TNC, FRP and CCCDC began these annual tree plantings in 2016 as one of the most effective ways to help the environment. Trees provide essential habitat, clear pollution from the air, prevent soil erosion, protect groundwater, and reduce energy consumption through windbreaks and shading. They are the lungs of the Earth, breathing in carbon dioxide and breathing out the oxygen on which life depends. It’s this ability to separate and sequester carbon dioxide that makes them such an efficient way to tackle the climate impact of carbon dioxide produced, in large part, by burning fossil fuels.


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.

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Here is the link to a printable flyer: Tree planting 2019 NR 1

SLO Event Photo’s & Info

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The SLO Farmer’s Co-Op CSA Event was a huge success!! We’d like to send out a special thank you to the SLO Farmer’s Co-op, Flying Tractor Farms, Village of Egg Harbor – Green Tier Team for helping to make this great event happen.

If you missed the event, check out their website for more info and to sign up for their CSA program! They have great box options, special orders and one time orders as well:

For more information reach out at 920-750-8686 or


Thank you to everyone who came out to our Winter Gratitude Potluck last week!! What a great turnout we had. It was so wonderful to see all of your beautiful faces!! We had so much fun gathering; sharing knowledge and food and warmth. It was a night of giving on so many levels! Over 20 people went home with amazing gift certificates to Thriving business in the area!!


Special Thank You to ALL our donors of the gift certificates – Thank you so much, you are all so generous and Thank You for supporting DC Thrive!! Click on the name of the business to find out more about more about these wonderful THRIVE businesses.

Brilliant Marketing Communication

Carol Hackbardt – Water Filter Bottle

Creators Helper, Dennis “Rocky” King – Native American Energy Healing

Dancin on the Door

The Dandelion Culture

Door County Kayak Tours

Door County Yoga

Get Real Cafe

Greens N Grains Natural Food Store & Café in Door County

Healthy Way Market

Heirloom Cafe & Provisions

Junction Center Yoga Studio in Door County


Mi Casa Door County

Morgan Meadows – Artist Guild Cert & Reiki

Parador – Egg Harbor, WI

Roots Inn & Kitchen

Salon Fibonacci

Waseda Farms

We would also like to THANK the Village of Egg Harbor’s Green Tier partnership for help us bring great programs and potlucks to our Door County community.

SLO Farmer’s Co-Op CSA Event


Looking to source local food? Join the representatives from the SLO Farmer’s Co-Op (Northeastern WI) to learn

>What questions to ask farmers about how their food is raised
>Why meat from animals raised outside on pasture is healthier
>The role of consumers in saving small farm production
>4 Pillars of sustainability and how small farms address them
>What a producer cooperative is and why they are important

For more information reach out at 920-750-8686 or and visit our website-

This event is free to the public!

Gratitude Potluck RESCHEDULED

DUE TO FRIGID TEMPS the January 31st Potluck has been

Canceled & Rescheduled for:

Feb. 21st, 2019 @ 6p
Kress Pavilion, Egg Harbor

“It’s the little things that make all the difference.”

We have 3 little things in particular that are making this potluck Thrive!!!


It’s that time a year when gratitude is in the air, so we at Door County Thrive wanted to focus this potluck on thanking ALL of you for helping our community THRIVE!

Because of this we will be giving away $200+ in gift cards from local + sustainable restaurants, cafes, grocery stores, and a few other green businesses! Be sure not to miss this opportunity! Everyone will get an entry into the raffle just for being at the event!!


Thrive potlucks are known for the incredible and health filled food brought by its caring friends and members, so we want to utilize that gift and collect your recipes and share the HEALTH!! Please bring a copy of the recipe of the dish you made on a recipe card or piece of paper. Everyone in attendance can snap a pic of their favorite dishes for instant use and Team Thrive will collect all the recipes to create a Door County Thrive Cookbook!! (Cookbook details and dates TBD).


During the potluck we will have a short presentation on reducing waste and an update on the Green Tier Initiative in Egg Harbor whose focus in 2019 is:

reducing waste.  saving seeds . making dirt

To kick start the theme, we ask everyone to bring your own UTENSILS and PLATES from home – this is a very easy and efficient way to reduce waste. Brining ceramic plates and metal utensils from home creates zero waste to use. Wrap them up with cloth napkins to protect them while traveling and use them during dinner. Avoiding paper or styrofoam plates and plastic utensils is a great way to reduce waste and keep plastics out of the Great Lakes.

Door County Thrive is excited to host this fun filled, community potluck on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21st, 2019 @6pm at the Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion located at 7845 Church Street, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin 54209. Please join us in this opportunity to say Thank You, Enjoy the Health and Reduce the Waste!

Door County Thrive’s vision is to build eco-literacy through community action! Our mission is to grow into a thriving network of thinkers & do-ers who can add to the vitality of our already abundant peninsula. We aim to empower each other by bringing the best of ourselves into collaborations that will serve the greater good.

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Can’t wait & see ya there!