Celebrate Water Summit
June 2019

Celebrate Water is a year-long series of activities that began last June to celebrate Door County’s water, understand the threats to our water, and inspire people to act and protect our water. This year on June 4-6 the 2019 Water Summit will take place culminating the year of celebration and education.

The three-day summit will be held at the Landmark Resort in Egg Harbor and the itinerary includes Jill Heinerth (explorer in residence at the Royal Canadian Geographical Society) as keynote speaker, 12 educational sessions, a variety of field trips and a luncheon with Dan Egan, author of The Death and Life of the Great Lakes.

For $35 you are able to enjoy three meals, your choice of 6 out of 12 educational sessions, the luncheon, and a breakfast with Community Foundation CEO & President, Bret Bicoy. The keynote presentation is held at the Door Community Auditorium and is free and open to the public. To find more information on attending, visit CelebrateWaterDoorCounty.org.

Additional field trips are offered for summit attendees, including these four unique opportunities:

Take a Tour of Waseda Farms, a Certified Organic Farm in Baileys Harbor

Attendees will tour Waseda Farms via a tractor and wagon with the guidance of Waseda’s president, Matt Lutsey. The group will discuss unique water use and its relation to northern Door County farming and gardening. You will have the opportunity to experience some of Waseda Farm’s 500 acres of perennial grass pastures and see their animals roaming in their natural pasture habitat.


Explore Dunes Lake via Kayak

On this field trip participants will kayak Dunes Lake (also known as Mud Lake) while enjoying an oral presentation on the unique shallow water marl substrate coastal wetland system. While you paddle, learn about the restoration project, which addresses the Dunes Lake changing from an alkaline fen-type lake to eutrophic marsh lake. Kayak and life vest provided.



Sip and Learn About Spirits at Hatch Distilling Co.

Enjoy a tour and a tasting at Hatch Distilling Co. located in Egg Harbor. Hatch specializes in spirits from local honey and organic grains, including apple brandy, a custom blend of Door County Honeycrisp and Heirloom Apple varieties mixed with local honey. The spirits are fermented, distilled, and barrel aged. Learn how having healthy water plays a role in the creation of these spirits.


Take a Cruise Around Death’s Door with Shoreline Charters

Enjoy a scenic shoreline cruise along the Northern Tip of the Peninsula headed by Captain Jim Robinson. View the karst from the water including towering cliffs, caves, the site of Indian Pictographs and beautiful waterfront homes. If conditions are right, you’ll also see a shipwreck from 1888.

The cost is $20 for each trip, which includes transportation.