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The Door Garden Club supports environmental conservation and sustainability.

Learn the difference between conservation and sustainability HERE.

Learn more about what our U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is doing HERE.

CONSERVATION

Natures Best Hope book cover

10 Things You Can Do Now

  1. Remove nonnative invasive species from your property.

  2. Plant native species on your property.

  3. Switch to LED lightbulbs.

  4. Dispose of pharmaceuticals properly. 

  5. Dispose of hazardous household waste properly.

  6. Purchase wisely - reduce plastics, packaging.

  7. Reduce your food waste. 

  8. Get started composting.

  9. Buy environment-friendly home tissue products.

  10. Cut down on consumption!

About the Knowles Nelson Stewardship Fund

Named for two Wisconsin Governors, the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund was created in 1989 to preserve important natural communities, protect water quality and fisheries, and expand opportunities for outdoor recreation.

About the Door County Land Trust
Garlic Mustard

Garlic Mustard

Common Buckthorn

Common Buckthorn

Door County Invasive Species

"The Door County Invasive Species Team (DCIST) is a group of natural resource professionals and interested public members that are concerned about the preservation of Door County’s natural environment.  DCIST seeks to half the invasion of exotic, non-native plants by empowering citizens with the education, tools and skills necessary to control invasive species." 

"DCIST is committed to educating, preventing, minimizing, and eradicating invasive plants and reducing their impact on Door County’s natural resources, economic viability, and human welfare."  

The DCIST website is an invaluable resource with detailed information and images of invasive plants common to our area.  There are also numerous links to other resources, and information on how one can help.

Pictured here are just four of the many common invasive species that grow in Door County. See a handy chart of Door County's most prevalent invasive plants HERE.

 

Invasive species should not be bought and sold, or planted.  Their use in floral arrangements is discouraged.

Dame's Rocket

Dame's Rocket

Purple Loosestrife

Purple Loosestrife

A BIT OF DOOR COUNTY CONSERVATION HISTORY

The Garden Club of America and The Ridges

The Garden Club of America, founded in 1913, has a long history of supporting garden and conservation initiatives across the county, and is credited with having played a large role in saving the redwood trees in California.  Beginning in 1930, GCA members from across the country have donated over $1.8 million to protect old-growth redwoods. 

 

A little known fact, perhaps even to local conservationists, is that the GCA gave $1,200. to The Ridges Sanctuary in 1942 for land acquisition.  In today's dollars, the grant would be equivalent to a $20,000. gift!  

There's more to come about this story ...

*  Note that the Door Garden Club, Inc. is not a member of The Garden Club of America.  

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