Insights from LNRP’s Executive Director

A few moments with Jim Kettler

Here is a great look at Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnerships (LNRP), an incredible organization in our region doing many things that parallel many of Thrive’s vision.

“Our work is very much defined by our mission, which you can see right at the top of our webpage: “Cultivating community and stewardship from the ledge to the lakeshore.” We look at enhancing the quality of life in the places where we work, live, and play. Our role is helping people realize that taking ownership over the stewardship of their backyards is critical to not only them, but their children, and their children’s children.”

-Jim Kettler, Executive Director LNRP

Check out this LINK for the entire interview.


2018 Winter Farmers Markets

Stay tuned for the updated 2018 list of growers and farmers markets!


September Events 2017

Grosbeaks Galore!

When:  Saturday, September 99:00-5:00 (check in at 8:15)

Where:  The Ridges Sanctuary,  Baileys Harbor

Learn how to make a small investment that will pay off BIG for migratory birds!

$10 member *FEE $13 non-member

Keynote Speaker Bill Volkert, Naturalist and Wildlife Educator A world traveler and birder, Bill worked at WDNR Horicon Marsh for 27 years. He appears frequently on WI Public Radio to share his knowledge of birds.

TO REGISTER: Visit  or email or call 920.839.2802 x 110

 What do birds need for food, shelter, roosting? Tips for rural property or city backyard  Native trees—how to plant and care for them  How to eliminate hazards to birds on your property  Why is Lake Michigan important for migration?  Migratory birds in fall, winter, spring — where do they go and what do they need?  And much, much more!

*Fee includes: – coffee, tea & snacks – excellent speakers – indoor program – field trips – door prizes Lunch on your own

Door County Tree Planting!

WhenSeptember 8-10

The Climate Change Coalition of Door County (CCCDC) is partnering with Door County businesses, four Door and Kewaunee County Rotary clubs and the Northern Door Children’s Center in a three-day tree-planting project.

CCCDC, with the generous support of two donors and the Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership, will provide 500 evergreen trees – white and red pine, white spruce and arborvitae or cedar for the project.

Please email Katie or call 920.279.3648

Earth Care: A Moral Imperative

When:  Saturday, September 169:00-3:00 pm

Where:  Calvary United Methodist Church, 4650 County E, Egg Harbor

(just east of Highway 42)

A $15 per person charge will cover lunch and snacks

Space is limited, and advance registration is required: Visit CCCDC for info.

Door County Sustainability Fair

When:  Saturday, September 2310:00-4:00 pm

Where:  Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay

Exhibitors and vendors will mob the grounds at Crossroads demonstrating the many ways we can live more gently upon the planet and create a resilient and progressive community.

For more info visit the Facebook Page HERE.

Saturday, Sept. 23rd: 10A-4P


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Door County Sustainability Fair

2017 Sustainability Fair Workshops

10:15AM Jason Fuller & Lori Jorgensen Carbon Cycle Consulting Lecture Hall
11:00AM Coleen Bins Corn Husk Dolls Lower Level Learning Center
NOON Elizabeth Moriarty Natural Fermentation & Wild Brew Soda Lab
1:00PM Crossroads Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Front Garden
2:00PM Coleen Bins Corn Husk Dolls Lower Level Learning Center
3:00PM Elizabeth Moriarty Natural Fermentation & Wild Brew Soda Lab


ALL DAY John Hippensteel SOLAR Demonstration Parking Lot
ALL DAY Wild Ones What is a native plant? Front Garden
ALL DAY Steven Umentum Enviroscape Demo Lobby of Main Building
ALL DAY Climate Change Coalition 1.  The Onion Earth

2.  Air Quality

3.  Palm Oil

4.  Be the Change

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3:00 Climate Change Coalition Movie: A Time to Choose Lower Level Learning Center

Click HERE for the detailed Workshop Schedule

Come and learn about Passive House design and more!

Certified Passive House Consultant Christi Weber will discuss Passive House design, high-efficiency homes and the role they can play in addressing climate change at the Climate Change Coalition of Door County’s Aug. 2program, to be held at 7 pm at the Sevastopol Town Hall, 4528 Highway 57, Institute (just south of Sevastopol School).


The program is free and open to the public. 

The rigorous Passive House standard for energy efficiency is based on design software developed by German engineers and adapted to North American climates. The process enables building designers to model the energy levels of a home during design and make choices regarding levels of insulation and design features. It results in structures that have significantly lower energy requirements for heating or cooling. Although it is mostly applied to new buildings, it can also be applied to remodeling. 

Christi Weber has been designing high performance homes, Passive House and net-zero homes for almost 10 years. Trained as an architect, she spent much of the last decade at a sustainable architecture firm in Madison. She is now the newest member of Madison-based TDS Custom Construction, the only construction company in Wisconsin to have a Passive House designer and a Passive House builder under one roof. 


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 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 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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Save the Date: July 20th, 2017

Tour Sustainable, Organic Farming

on the

Door County Trolley

July 20th, 2017

Door County Environmental Council is excited to invite you on a journey through Sustainable and Organic Farming here in Door County with the Door County Trolley. We will be visiting Waseda Farm, Emerald Acres Farm and Peninsular Research Station. Lunch provided by Get Real Cafe and Organic Valley.  Your Trolley Speaker will be Ron Schweigert from Flying Tractor Farms.

Jeff Lutsey of Waseda Farms will walk you through the world renowned Temple Grandin Cattle Handling System and demonstrate how they raise organic Black Angus Beef, Heritage Berkshire Pork, and chickens for meat and eggs.

Valerie & David Boyarski at Emerald Acres Farm will explain their process of growing organic vegetables, herbs, and fruit and show how a CSA work. They will also showcase their purebred Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats and heritage chickens.

Matt Stasiak & John Bamberg of the Peninsular Research Station will take you on a scientific journey highlighting the critical balance we face with the use of pesticides and the control of invasive insects like the spotted wind drosophila (SWD) which threatens the Door County cherry crop.

Did you know Door County houses the largest collection of wild and cultivated potato species? The Peninsular Research Station will also cover this incredible collection and its importance.

The Trolley Tour will also take you to Otumba Park where you will enjoy a box lunch supplied by Get Real Café and Organic Valley, featuring locally grown organic produce and dairy.

Each of the tour speakers will cover their unique perspectives and experiences while answering questions about organic, sustainable. and agricultural farming in Door County.This will be a day you won’t want to miss!

The Trolley Tour cost is $12.00 per person. Two tours will be leaving the Pick N Save parking lot starting at 9:00 a.m.  Seating is limited, so don’t delay.

For more details, to secure a seat, and reserve your lunch choice, log onto: or call at 920-743-6003.