Protecting Door County's Exceptional Lands and Waters..Forever
November 2016    
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Conservation Easmeent_ Photo by Drew Reinke
A new Conservation Easement in Southern Door protects a stretch along Claybanks Creek. Photo by Drew Reinke

"How do we secure local, healthy and sustainable food? Land is the answer. How do we ensure clean and abundant water supplies? Land is the answer. How do we foster healthy child development, physical vitality and learning? Land is the answer. How do we stem a national health crisis and provide opportunities for people to exercise and recreate? Land is the answer. How do we make sure that iconic American ways of life, like hunting, fishing and ranching don't die out? Land is the answer."

Land is the answer. That was the mantra of the keynote address by Andrew Bowman, President of the Land Trust Alliance at the 2016 National Rally in late October. And, it is the reason the Door County Land Trust protects Door County's exceptional lands and waters. Land preservation enhances every aspect of our community - of YOUR community.

The Door County Land Trust has protected more than 660 acres this year. With your help, we can continue to protect Door County's most treasured and wild places. Read more below about recent successes and the ways you can help the Land Trust protect this stunning peninsula.


Tom Clay
Executive Director, Door County Land Trust

Conservation Easement protected property

A New Conservation Easement Protects Stream and Forest in Southern Door

While "looking for a campground" Ann and John Bladholm discovered a 40-acre woodland nestled along Claybanks Creek in Southern Door County.  There, John and Ann would spend many years, loving the land and exposing their children and countless guests to the wonders of nature. In an effort to protect the land's precious natural state and to honor its historic integrity, John and Ann donated a conservation easement to Door County Land Trust. "The Bladholms are habitat heroes," said Tom Clay, Door County Land Trust Executive Director.  "They loved and nurtured their land for more than a half century and now they have protected that same parcel for centuries to come," Clay said.  View the full article here >>

Renew or Donate Online
Reminder! Renew Your Membership

Membership contributions from supporters like you help to protect Door County's most special places...forever. You may renew your membership online by making a single donation or by setting an automatic recurring gift each month. Every donation supports the mission to protect this exceptional place. 
Thank you!

Leaving a Legacy of Land
Photo by Nancy Aten

There are fewer and fewer places like Door County in the world. We have an opportunity and an obligation to future generations to identify, protect and care for Door County's exceptional lands and waters. Including the Door County Land Trust in your estate plans creates a lasting legacy.  

Tree Planting Volunteers

Join us - indoors or outdoors - for one of our upcoming volunteer opportunities. To find out more about our landscape clean-up day, envelope stuffing or other projects, just send an email to

This Wednesday, November 16: Grab a rake and lend a hand at our landscape clean-up day. Work alongside the crew from Door Landscape and Nursery as they share tips you can use on your own landscape too! After the work is done, warm up in the office and share in refreshments.

More Information
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 7,600 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: or call (920)746-1359.  

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