Educational programs are a critical part of the The Ridges mission. Every month The Ridges offers several programs for adults and children – featuring relevant topics, fantastic instructors, and a unique and beautiful learning environment. Members receive a copy of The Ridges Lites, a program guide published 5 times a year. It is also located [..Read more]
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Volunteers are the backbone of The Ridges and the core of many of our important programs. Over 200 dedicated individuals assist our staff in a number of different areas including: Nature Store Staffing, Wednesday Crew, Hike Assistants, Lighthouse Keepers, Invasive Species Control, Surveys & Monitoring, Youth Programs, Special Events and countless other areas!
Announcing the 2016 Festival of Nature! This year’s Festival offers a full slate of field trips and activities throughout Door County. Registration opens March 21 at 10 am CST! Register online or call 920-839-2802. We’ll confirm your registration by email. Walk-in Registration & Field Trip Packet Pick-Up May 26, 27 & 28, 9 AM – 5 PM The [..Read more]
Experience The Ridges in a whole new way and a whole new season! These naturalist-guided hikes cover the cultural and natural history of the ridges and swales in their “off-season.” Enjoy a leisurely hike on level terrain. If snow cover is insufficient, the hike will be done without snowshoes.
Reflections on The Ridges, our new winter art & lecture series, brings together a diverse group of artists and presenters under a common theme – the natural beauty of The Ridges.
Spring is in the air at The Ridges! Join us for a box lunch hike through the sanctuary or an early morning bird hike. Stop by Saturday mornings for Story Hour or make a whole night out of attending an art opening and casual lecture! Click to view and download our Spring 2016 Program Schedule. [..Read more]
The Ridges Sanctuary, in partnership with UW-Green Bay and others, was awarded grant funding through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Invasive Species Control grant program. The grant application will included treatment of Phragmites australis, a highly aggressive, invasive plant, identified on The Ridges properties, UW-Green Bay’s Toft Point and neighboring privately owned shoreline properties. [..Read more]
We’re delighted to announce that, after years of discussion, planning and fundraising, the Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center opened to the public on Saturday, June 13! How does that change what you’ll find when you visit The Ridges? We believe you’ll experience the best of the old with a touch of the new. You’ll still see all [..Read more]
You deserve to spend a few hours this holiday season surrounded by the natural beauty of The Ridges Sanctuary. Stroll down the softly lit Hidden Brook Boardwalk and join us in our beautifully decorated Kaye Cabin, while sipping on warm cider, eating delicious cookies and listening to holiday music. This program offers a wreath-making [..Read more]