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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...

Happy World Oceans Day!

Happy World Oceans Day! While Door County does not lie on an ocean, the waters in Lake Michigan and the county are impacted by what goes on in those large...

Weekend Roundup – June 8, 2018

As the summer in the county starts to pick up, so are events for Celebrate Water. Those who are participating in the year-long initiative all about protecting and celebrating the...

Weekend Roundup – June 1, 2018

Feature photo by Allan Meyer. There is so much to do on the weekend! Spend a little time at one of these Celebrate Water events. This weekend Edgewood Orchard Galleries, Margaret...

The Plan to Clean Up Lake Erie

The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement requires all jurisdictions surrounding Lake Erie to publish action plans for addressing increasingly severe algal blooms, and the deadline is this month. So far,...

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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