8,000 Acres Now Protected!

The Door County Land Trust announced today that in its 30th year, we have now surpassed 8,000 Door County acres protected from development through the addition of 106 acres to the Chambers Island Nature Preserve. We are pleased that with this most recent acquisition we surpassed two milestones—8,000 acres protected in perpetuity and at 593 acres, Chambers Island is today our largest nature preserve.  

Each acre protected has relied on support from the Door County community, our members, donors and conservation partners. We hope you’ll join us in celebration of this 8,000 acre milestone at our Annual Gathering on Sunday, August 20. Please come and celebrate all that we have accomplished together.

Executive Director
Door County Land Trust

The Door County Land Trust announces today that 106 acres have been protected and added to the Chambers Island Nature Preserve. Chambers Island provides vital stopover habitat for migratory birds. The island is dominated by hardwood and cedar forests with contiguous canopy, an inland lake called Mackaysee, and wetlands including a leather-leaf muskeg (bog), one of its kind in Door County.

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August 20 @ 3:30pm - 6:30pm

Come one, come all! Join us to celebrate the five year anniversary of the protection of the Grand View Scenic Overlook and Park. Watch as plein air artists paint the view. Enjoy bluegrass music with Highland Road. Grab a Hinterland Brewery beer. Enjoy a wonderful buffet by Alexander’s of Door County. Hear the great news on our most recent projects and a look at what’s ahead for the Land Trust.

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We’re looking for volunteers to help at the Annual Gathering in the following ways:
  • Set-up tables and chairs before the event
  • Take-down after the event
  • Bring a dessert
  • Bring wildflowers for centerpieces
If you are interested, send us an email at volunteer@doorcountylandtrust.org

Did you know that memberships provide more than 40% of the funds necessary for land acquisitions? You can find out more in the 2017 issue of Landings Journal of the Door County Land Trust. To commemorate our 30th anniversary, Landings looks back at 30 years of protecting the peninsula’s exceptional lands and waters and includes a look into how land acquisitions are funded.

Read Landings online >>

What do you do outside? Where do you go when you need a break? Make a quick video that shares what land means to you and enter it in the Land Trust Alliance “ Land Is My…” video contest for a chance to win cash prizes—and WE could win $10,000 too! Visit  www.landismy.org for details and start planning your video today!
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The Door County Land Trust is a local, non-profit organization working to preserve Door County's open spaces, scenic beauty and ecological integrity. The Land Trust has protected more than 8,000 acres and is supported by more than 2,200 members. 
Door County Land Trust nature preserves are open to the public at no charge for hiking, cross-country skiing, wildlife observation, some forms of hunting, and other low-impact, non-motorized recreational activities. 
For more information on the Door County Land Trust and to make a contribution of support, please visit: www.doorcountylandtrust.org or call (920)746-1359.  
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