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Shedding Light on Plum Island

Article and photographs by Grace Johnson, Celebrate Water Administrative Coordinator On Aug. 11 and 12 I had the opportunity to spend the night on Plum Island. This interesting trip was...

Team Work Makes the Dream Work, Pt. 5

American anthropologist, educator, philosopher, and natural science writer, Loren Eiseley believed that, “If there is magic on the planet, it is contained in the  water.” Eiseley is known for his...

Celebrate Water Events

As the year continues on, the events for Celebrate Water to continue to grow. The next week brings lots of fun activities for the whole family. The celebrations continue with...

Team Work Makes the Dream Work, Pt. 4

The peninsula never lacks for activities any time of the year, but it is during the winter months that the summer entertainment is created. Each organization comes together to brainstorm...

Team Work Makes the Dream Work, Pt. 3

According to a January 2018 release of a Culligan commercial, “Your whole house drinks.” Daughters, pets, clothes, skin, and pasta all drink water. It is a novel idea that clothes...

Team Work Makes the Dream Work, Pt. 2

“Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Helen Keller understood the meaning of teamwork. As Celebrate Water continues to build its team and “make waves”,...

Team Work Makes the Dream Work, Pt. 1

A celebration includes demonstrating one’s enthusiasm and support for an important event. May 5, 2018 was the start of a year long celebration of Door County waters. The Celebrate Water’s...

Rep. Mike Gallagher Calls for “Great Lakes Week”

Rep. Mike Gallagher announced his support for a bipartisan resolution that designates the week of Memorial Day as “Great Lakes Week.” The resolution is a bipartisan effort in the House...

PBS Sits Down with Author Dan Egan

Author of “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes,” Dan Egan talks all about this popular work that focuses on the health of the Great Lakes. Watch the interview...

Miranda Paul

Award-winning Author Visits Door County Schools

Miranda Paul is the award-winning author of One Plastic Bag and Water is Water, both named Junior Library Guild selections. Her titles have received starred reviews from School Library Journal and...

Dry Weather Eats Away at Great Lakes Water Levels

Michigan Live breaks down Great Lakes water levels and how they compare to the long term averages. Lake Superior was the only lake to have increased levels during July. You...

Water Poetry at Newport State Park

Starting August 1, the Poetry Trail at Newport State Park will be adorned with poetry about water. This is a collaboration between Write On, Door County and Newport State Park....

Water Poems on Newport Trail

Starting August 1, the Poetry Trail at Newport State Park will feature poems about water, written by local poets. The trail is a collaboration between Write On, Door County and...

Dan Egan Wins Another Award

Dan Egan wins another award for his book, “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes”. Egan’s book will be featured as one of TWO Big Reads for 2019. The...

Climate Corner: Single Use Plastics

Judy Drew, former Assistant Director of The Ridges Sanctuary, talks about single-use plastics in the latest Climate Corner from the Peninsula Pulse. Read about it here>>

The Great Lakes make up 84% of North America’s surface fresh water and about 21% of the world’s supply of surface fresh water.

The Great Lakes water system is the largest inland shipping system in the world.

The only Great Lake entirely within the U.S. is Lake Michigan.

Lake Michigan’s shores hold the largest fresh water sand dunes in the world.

The Great Lakes were formed due to glacial movements that caused depressions in the earth that eventually filled with water.

Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are considered one lake hydrologically since they are connected by the Straits of Mackinac.

Although it falls under the category of what we define as a lake, Lake Superior acts more like an inland sea.

There are 9,000-year-old animal-herding structures below Lake Huron.

The Lake Huron shoreline extends 3,827 miles and encompasses 30,000 islands. It is the longest shoreline of the Great Lakes.

The water in Lake Erie is recycled every 2.6 years, the shortest of any Great Lake.

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