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100+Women Who Care Door County (100+WWC) Continues Trend of Giving Events

Posted on May 8, 2024 by Jeanne Farrell   No Comments Yet | Posted in Featured · In the News

The April 2024 Giving Circle presented $31,000 for a grand total of $565,000 awarded to 57 unique nonprofits since July 2018. Press Release issued by 100+Women Who Care Door County – April 30, 2024 100+ Women Who Care Door County (100+WWC) Giving Circle continues its philanthropic platform to provide financial support to nonprofits of Door [..Read more]

Ridges Uses Mandatory Cutting to Boost Research

Posted on Mar 15, 2024 by Jackie Rath   No Comments Yet | Posted in Articles · Featured · From the Keepers Desk · In the News

Published by Peninsula Pulse, Craig Sterrett – March 14th, 2024 A crew’s careful tree-cutting operation near the historic Baileys Harbor Range Lights served two restorative purposes, leaders at The Ridges Sanctuary said. During a narrow window of cold temperatures and snow cover this winter, workers cut and removed trees and brush without harming the fragile [..Read more]

Ridges Plans Owl-O-Rama Weekend

Posted on Feb 15, 2024 by Jackie Rath   Comments Off on Ridges Plans Owl-O-Rama Weekend | Posted in Articles · In the News

Published by Door County Pulse – February 15th, 2024 To raise awareness in the community on how to protect Wisconsin’s owl species, The Ridges Sanctuary will host its annual Owl-O-Rama on March 1 and 2. The Owl Prowl on Friday, March 1, 6-8:30 pm, begins with a presentation at the Nature Center by Ridges Sanctuary [..Read more]

Gibraltar Schools, The Ridges Sanctuary partner on nature-based 4K program

Posted on Jan 25, 2024 by Jackie Rath   No Comments Yet | Posted in Articles · In the News

Published by Green Bay Press-Gazette, Christopher Clough – January 20th, 2024 FISH CREEK – The Gibraltar Area School District is offering 4K students the chance to take part next year in one of the most unique learning opportunities around – a mostly outdoor opportunity. That’s because the school district entered a partnership with The Ridges [..Read more]

Learning outdoors: New 4K Program Gives Parents Alternate Options

Posted on Jan 25, 2024 by Jackie Rath   No Comments Yet | Posted in Articles · Featured · In the News

Published by NBC26, Katlyn Holt – January 19th, 2024 (The following is a transcription of the full broadcast story) The days of traditional school may be over before they even started for some of Door County’s youngest students. I’m your Door County neighborhood reporter Katlyn Holt, and while a new type of 4K isn’t a [..Read more]

Board Welcomes Nature-Based Ridges 4k Program

Posted on Dec 18, 2023 by Jackie Rath   No Comments Yet | Posted in Articles · In the News

By Door County Pulse, Peninsula Pulse – December 14th, 2023 Nature-based, 4-year-old kindergarten programming will return next school year to The Ridges Sanctuary, and this time it will become one of three public 4K options in the Gibraltar Area School District. Approved unanimously Dec. 11 for 2024-25 by the Gibraltar school board, the classes based in the indoor classrooms [..Read more]

Tree-to-Tree Communication Topic of 2024 Ridges Reads Book Club

Posted on Dec 18, 2023 by Jackie Rath   No Comments Yet | Posted in Articles · In the News · Programs

By Door County Pulse, Peninsula Pulse – December 14th, 2023 The Ridges Sanctuary will host its annual Ridges Reads book club starting in January 2024. This year’s program, titled The Root Issue, will explore the theory of tree-to-tree communication, as well as the scientific evidence that supports the theory and the ongoing debate that surrounds it. Discussions will center [..Read more]

“Natural Christmas” features stories of the season at The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor

Posted on Dec 7, 2023 by Jackie Rath   No Comments Yet | Posted in Articles · Featured · In the News · Programs

By Eric Peterson, FOX 11 News  – December 6th, 2023 BAILEYS HARBOR (WLUK) — Some might call it a scene right out of a holiday movie. Volunteers at The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor are getting an old wooden cabin ready for their “Natural Christmas” celebration on Saturday. “This year, we decided to call it ‘Stories of [..Read more]

Learning by Counting Area Birds

Posted on Nov 22, 2023 by Jackie Rath   No Comments Yet | Posted in Articles · In the News

Published by Door County Daily News, Tim Kowols – November 18th, 2023 A little bird seed and some patience at your home can go a long way to helping keep track of the area’s bird population. For over 120 years, the National Audubon Society has sponsored the early-winter bird census to track them as they travel across North America as a part [..Read more]

Door County Antennas Tune in to Migrating Birds

Posted on Oct 19, 2023 by Jackie Rath   No Comments Yet | Posted in In the News

Published by Peninsula Pulse, Craig Sterrett – October 18th, 2023 Door County birders might see a short-billed dowitcher wading in the shallows during summer or early fall, but until now, they couldn’t tell where that bird came from or where it was going. Now that the Lake Michigan Bird Observatory has installed 20 radio-telemetry stations [..Read more]