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Your Voice Counts!

Please take an important survey to strengthen the Door County Land Trustís impact on our community.

You have been invited by the Door County Land Trust to offer your valuable opinion in an important survey. We are engaged in a six-month-long process of gathering information from our members, other key stakeholders in the Door County community, and our board and staff in order to guide our conservation efforts into the future.

Your feedback is critical to help us learn about community interests and needs, assess our performance as a charitable organization, and make critically important decisions to have the greatest positive impact on our community. You are an important partner, and we greatly value your insight.

This survey should take only 5-10 minutes. Please share your ideas with us! Everyone's perspective is important as we strive to carry out our mission and serve the needs of many.

Please click here to take the survey. http://www.sogosurvey.com/k/RQsWRUPsRPsPsPsP


The Staff and Board of the Door County Land Trust

Help us save Stew!

Who is Stew? 
No, Stew is not the name of the lovable porcupine pictured here.  'Stew' is actually the nickname that's been given to Wisconsin's Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.

What does Stew do?
Did you know that grants from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program have been instrumental in establishing most of Door County's public nature preserves and parks over the past 25 years?
Stewardship funds have helped the Door County Land Trust, the State of Wisconsin, partnering land protection organizations and many local municipalities to purchase and protect Door County's most exceptional wildlife habitats and scenic vistas. Many of the protected places we now enjoy, were protected with the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program. The Grand View Scenic Overlook and Park, Bay Shore Blufflands, Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal, and Three Springs Nature Preserves are just a few of the dozens of special places that are now protected forever thanks in large part to the Stewardship Program.

Why is Stew endangered?

The Stewardship program is now being evaluated as part of state budget discussions and the future of this extremely popular program is in jeopardy. If the Governor's proposed State Budget goes forward as is, the Stewardship Fund will be eliminated for at least the next decade.  This means that many land conservation projects throughout Wisconsin - including Door County - will not go forward as Stewardship funds provide a critical match to private donations and national grants for land acquisition projects. 


Why should you save Stew? 

"Healthy lands and waters that are protected, accessible and available to the public are a cornerstone to the Door County economy and way of life. A strong Knowles-Nelson Stewardship program is not only good for Wisconsin but critically important to Door County," explains Dan Burke, Land Trust Executive Director.

Stew needs your help now!

Ensure that the program continues to protect important places in Wisconsin and Door County by taking action now - before the state budget is finalized.  


Click here for Ten Ways to Save Stew!  


Or, take the first step now! Start by calling your legislators to tell them why you support Wisconsin's Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.  Tell them why you LOVE Wisconsin!


Gathering Waters, Wisconsin's Alliance for Land Trusts, is an excellent resource for further information.  We thank them for their efforts to keep Wisconsin's Stewardship Program strong. 


Hiking Trails of the Door County Land Trust App

The Hiking Trails of the Door County Land Trust App has trail maps for 13 Door County Land Trust Nature Preserves, descriptions of hiking terrain, and notable details for hikers.

Download the iPhone version here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hiking-trails/id834259051?mt=8

Or, the Android version here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jk1001011.dclt_hikes

Explore the Door- Upcoming Hikes

Click here for the upcoming guided hike schedule or to register online.

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Door County Land Trust
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

E-mail: info@doorcountylandtrust.org

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