Celebrate Water is a year-long series of activities to celebrate Door County’s water, understand the threats to our water, and inspire people to act and protect our water. It is an initiative of Healthy Water Door County, a fund of the Door County Community Foundation, Inc. The mission of Healthy Water Door County is to protect our community’s human, environmental, and economic health by guarding against threats to our water. The Healthy Water Board of Advisors consists of Ed Douglass, Annie Egan, Dick Egan, Dave Eliot, Coggin Heeringa, Chris Olson, and Bret Bicoy.
Our Guiding Principle
Celebrate Water wants to invite and encourage people with diverse ideas and perspectives to participate in this year-long effort. Each organization involved will decide for itself as to the appropriateness of any activity that goes on under its own banner. For an event or activity to be included in the coordinated promotional efforts of Celebrate Water, its organizers must agree to the following Guiding principle:
We all love Door County and we have faith that each of us is trying to do what we think is best for our family and our community. This is the fundamental principle which must be central to any event or activity that will occur. We seek to create safe spaces for differing ideas to be explored, discussed, and even debated. While we want people to passionately advocate for policies in which they strongly believe, our goal is to foster a civil discussion in which each of us remains respectful of one another. We have faith that the people of Door County can have a civil dialogue on any issue when our conversation is rooted in our shared love of our families and this beautiful peninsula we call home.