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Charlotte Lukes to Present 'Conservation Mentors' Lecture for Door Garden Club

Award-winning naturalist, author and teacher, Charlotte Lukes, will speak about “Door County Conservation Mentors” at the next meeting of the Door Garden Club on Tuesday, May 21, at the Ridges Sanctuary beginning at 1:00 p.m..

Emma Toft, Jens Jensen, Roy Lukes, and others were early advocates for preserving wild lands and native plant communities in Door County.  Charlotte Lukes will highlight some of their actions and teachings for the club's 2nd Annual Conservation Lecture. 

Charlotte Lukes is a well-known environmental educator in Door County who, with her late husband, Roy, has been a dedicated advocate for the protection and conservation of Door County’s natural areas. They were inducted into the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame in 2018 and have received numerous awards in recognition of their environmental work from organizations including the Sierra Club, The Nature Conservancy, Door County Environmental Council, and the Wisconsin Society of Ornithology.

Charlotte's lecture will follow 'Tulip Time' with member, Jane Mohit, at 10 a.m. at Lucky Stars Flowerfarm in Ellison Bay, and a Spring Luncheon to be held at Thyme Restaurant in Sister Bay at 11:30 a.m.. Everyone is welcome!

Additional upcoming Door Garden Club events include:

  • June 18 - Judi Ekholm, Flower and Landscape Impressionist, Edgewood Orchard Galleries in Fish Creek

  • July 23 - 'Tables Class!' Flower Show, morning and afternoon floral design demonstrations by Petal Pusher Floral owner, Nichole Campbell, Kress Pavilion, Egg Harbor

  • August 20 - 'Every Garden Has a Story' by photographer, Kasey Hock, and Garden Club of America Garden History and Design Representative, Sonja Durkee, Ephraim


The Door Garden Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2023 to appreciate, learn, share, and support the beauty, value, and conservation of plants, gardens, and green spaces. This club provides inspirational and educational programs and exhibitions, hosts fundraising events and social activities, and awards scholarships and grants for local students and projects. 


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