Field Trips and Events

Connect With Nature by Planting Trees at Mink River Preserve

April 26, 2018 - April 28, 2018
Thursday, April 26, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday, April 27, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday April 28, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p. m.

Mink River Estuary Preserve | Show Directions


The planting location is at 1309 State Highway 42 in Ellison Bay. Volunteers should pull off the highway onto the driveway where there will be ample parking alongside the driveway and in the adjacent field. A temporary sign will be posted to direct volunteers on the planting dates. The driveway into the property is approximately 0.6 miles east of the Town of Liberty Grove Fire Station on Highway 42, and is directly across from the intersection of Badger Road and Highway 42.

Join The Nature Conservancy, volunteers of the Climate Change Coalition of Door County and local high school students to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day by planting more than 4,000 new tree and shrub seedlings native to Door County landscapes to restore a previously grazed field to forest at our Mink River Estuary Preserve.

The planting will take place during the dates and times shown above. Volunteers may drop in anytime and help plant trees for as long as they like. Those planning to stay throughout the day are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. The Nature Conservancy will have snacks and water available at the site throughout the morning as well. Children and families are welcome! No experience required.

What to Wear/Bring: If you have them, bring work gloves, a shovel (round‐point), and a 5‐gallon bucket to carry tree seedlings. We will have extra supplies available if you do not have these items.

Note: In case of inclement weather, please look for updates online to see if we’ll be planting and to find rain dates if necessary. We will post on the Door Stewardship Alliance website, www.doorstewardshipalliance.weebly.com by 6:00 p.m. the night before if we will not be planting on the following day.

For More Information: Contact Kari Hagenow (The Nature Conservancy) at 920‐743‐8695 or khagenow@tnc.org with questions. Hope to see you out there!


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