Door County Land Trust

Protecting a place we cherish…
“The Grand View Scenic Overlook and Park is a shining example of the passion of this community to protect its most precious resource—the land. ” This was my message on August 20 as I addressed the crowd of more than 300 supporters who were gathered at the Liberty Grove Historical Society property overlooking the Grand View Scenic Overlook and Park in Ellison Bay for the Land Trust’s Annual Gathering.
Today we announce the protection of 37 acres near Rowleys Bay, made possible by Bruce and Joan Pikas, passionate landowners who chose to protect their property through conservation easement.
This land protection would not be possible without you, our dedicated supporters. Thank you. We invite you to join us for one of the upcoming events listed below.
Executive Director
Door County Land Trust
Bruce and Joan Pikas have lived in the Rowley’s Bay area for more than 40 years. When the opportunity arose to purchase this forested property, they purchased the land to protect it from being divided and developed. Joan said, “The longer we’ve owned this land, the more we realized it needed to be protected forever. The conservation easement with the Door County Land Trust ensures it will remain the same.” 
Jesse joined us in May as a seasonal stewardship assistant and we are thrilled to announce that he will begin working with our Land Team full-time as the Land Protection and Stewardship Specialist. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Jesse is a native of Washington Island. When he isn’t hiking the trails on the peninsula, Jesse is on the Island fishing and helping family with various projects.
Saturday, Sept 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Erskine Woods Natural Area
Free, Suggested for members; Friends welcome!
As the days shorten and the temperatures cool, Door County’s forests transform into a wonderland of fall color. Join our hike leaders for a fungi-themed walk through Erskine Woods Natural Area, a small gem of land near Jacksonport. 
Saturday, Sept 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Beach Road, Sister Bay
Only 4 tickets remaining!
Hidden Acres Farm and its neighbors collaborate to offer you an open-air dinner featuring the bounty of their community garden. Ingredients fresh from the farm are featured throughout this dinner. The charming garden and barns offer the ideal setting for dinner to be served outdoors, weather permitting, or in the restored 1915 barn. All proceeds from this event support the Door County Land Trust.
Sunday, October 1 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
If you’ve joined the Door County Land Trust in the past few years (or have been waiting to learn more), we welcome you to the land protection community. Join us for this fun afternoon to gain an insider’s glimpse into the workings of the Land Trust. 
More Information
he Door County Land Trust is a local, non-profit organization working to preserve Door County’s open spaces, scenic beauty and ecological integrity. The Land Trust has protected more than 7,600 acres and is supported by more than 2,200 members. 
Door County Land Trust nature preserves are open to the public at no charge for hiking, cross-country skiing, wildlife observation, some forms of hunting, and other low-impact, non-motorized recreational activities. 
For more information on the Door County Land Trust and to make a contribution of support, please visit: or call (920)746-1359.