Celebrate Water Door County

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Learn about the Great Lakes, our local heritage and the resources available to make a difference.

earth waterSpace Science - Water, Water Everywhere (youth)
Look at a picture of our Earth. It is a planet full of life-giving water. Water gives life to every living thing on Earth - including us! In fact, we are mostly water! But water is also found in many places across the universe - on other planets, on moons, and in the murky birthplace of the stars called the Interstellar Medium. Take a water tour of the universe with us as we explore the galactic importance of water and how tracking down the water in outer space might help us learn more about our water here on Earth, and might even help us find extraterrestrial life! Presented by Kathleen Toerpe, NASA-JPL Solar System Ambassador. For Early Elementary Children.

JULY 3 @ 10:30 a.m. 
Washington Island, Main & Lakeview Roads

JULY 10 @ 10:30 a.m. 
 Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Library, 2323 Mill Rd

JULY 12 @ 1:30 p.m. 
Sturgeon Bay Library, 107 S 4th Ave

JULY 18 @ 10:30 a.m. 
Egg Harbor Library, 7845 Church St

Alvin ClarkRaising the Mystery Ship Alvin Clark (adult)
Come hear a first-hand account of the raising of the famous "Mystery Ship" from the waters of Green Bay.  The ship, later identified as the Alvin Clark, was built in 1847 and sank in Green Bay in 1864. It was raised nearly 50 years ago by a team of divers that included Dr. Richard Boyd.  Dr. Boyd will give an account of the raising and later decay of this amazing, once intact shipwreck. 

JULY 17 @ 1:30 p.m. 
Sturgeon Bay Library, 107 S 4th Ave

JULY 18 @ 1:30 p.m. 
Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Library, 2323 Mill Rd

Big CreekWater in Nature with Coggin (youth, grades 3rd-6th)
Join Coggin Heeringa from Crossroads at Big Creek for an exploration of the water in our ecosystem. A program for 3rd-6th graders.

AUGUST 9 @ 1:30 p.m. 
Sturgeon Bay Library, 107 S 4th Ave

AUGUST 14 @ 10:30 a.m. 
 Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Library, 2323 Mill Rd


Celebrate Water and the Great Lakes books and videos in the Library (pdf)


Celebrate Water Door County
Celebrate Water Door County on Facebook
How journalist Dan Egan wrote the life (and death) story of the Great Lakes - PBS Newshour
Live Feed of the Sturgeon Bay Channel - Door County Maritime Museum and WFRV TV
Travel Wisconsin - Water Sports


Door County Maritime Museum
Door County Parks System
Newport State Park
Peninsula State Park
Potawatomi State Park
Rock Island State Park
Whitefish Bay Dunes State Park
Door County Lighthouses - Door County Visitor's Bureau
Wisconsin's Great Lakes Shipwrecks - Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin Sea Grant


Door County Environmental Council
Sustain Door
Nature Conservancy - Door Peninsula
Crossroads at Big Creek 
Door County Land Trust
Door County Green Fund
US Coast Guard Marine Saftey Detachment
Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership
The Ridges Sanctuary
Whitetails Unlimited, Door County
Door Property Owners
Center Line Community Forum
Whitefish Bay Association
Bayshore Property Owners
Newport Wilderness Society
Friends of Whitefish Bay Dunes
Friends of Toft Point
Climate Change Coalition, Door County
Glidden Drive Association
Little Sturgeon Area Property Owners Association
Friends of Potawatomi State Park


GreenFILE environmental research database, provided by BadgerLink (may require library card)
Center for Watershed Science and Education University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Wisconsin Water Library - University of Wisconsin, Madison
Environmental Research and Innovation Center (ERIC) Water Testing - University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Great Lakes and Wisconsin Water Facts - UW Sea Grant Institute
Great Lakes Small Streams Exhibit: How Water Shapes Wisconsin - Heritage Village, Big Creek Sept 10-Oct 7, 2018
Nitrate in Drinking Water Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Groundwater Contamination Suseptability Map - Door County
Environmental Education in Wisconsin - Teaching Resources
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute


Water test kits (pdf) - Door County Sanitation's Department
Healthy Water Door County
Water Use Program - Department of Natural Resources
Door County Soil and Water Conservation
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Wisconsin Section of the American Water Works Association (WIAWWA)


Wisconsin Law Library - environmental law topics
USGS Door County groundwater data and policy
State Specific Water Quality Standards - Clean Water Act
Wisconsin Water Law