Area elementary school children were encouraged to get out and explore Door County this week when the Door County Land Trust distributed over 1600 copies of its recently-published “Hiking Trails of the Door County Land Trust” map. The fold-out map was produced with help from Ministry Door County Medical Center and the Raibrook Foundation. It features thirteen of the Land Trust’s nature preserves from Little Lake on Washington Island in the north to the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal and Legacy at Clay Banks preserves along Lake Michigan in the south.
“We’ve got absolutely beautiful nature preserves to share, each with trails and a parking area and each one different from the next. We’ve been working hard to get the preserves ready for the public over the past few years and we’re thrilled to have people visit and discover them,” states Tim Stone, president of the Door County Land Trust board of directors. “Door County is a special place and the Land Trust is working hard to preserve it. This map will help others appreciate what a treasure we have here and will hopefully encourage them to help protect it.”
Distribution of the “Hiking Trails of the Door County Land Trust” was met with enthusiasm from the staff and kids at Sunrise School in Sturgeon Bay. Ann Smejkal, principal of Sturgeon Bay Elementary schools commented, “We are grateful to the Land Trust for providing maps to the hiking trails for our students. Door County has so much to offer our students and their families, especially for promoting exercise and a healthy lifestyle – this map is a great resource!”
A complimentary copy of the “Hiking Trails of the Door County Land Trust” map may be requested on the Land Trust’s website, www.doorcountylandtrust.org. The Land Trust thanks Ministry Door County Medical Center and the Raibrook Foundation for help in underwriting the production of the map.
The Door County Land Trust is a local, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Door County’s finest open spaces and wild places. Since 1986, the Door County Land Trust has permanently protected over 6,500 acres throughout Door County. Door County Land Trust Nature Preserves are open to the public for hiking, skiing, hunting, nature study and other low-impact recreational activities. For more information on the Door County Land Trust, please visit: www.doorcountylandtrust.org.