Learn more about the waters of the Great Lakes, reach out to environmental groups or government services for advice, or see what things you can learn from Universities across the country. Check out some of the resources available in Door County or the region. Click on the name to be directed to their website for more information.

Door County

Environmental Groups:
Crossroads at Big Creek
Door County Environmental Council
Door County Green Fund
Door County Land Trust
Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership
The Nature Conservancy
Niagara Escarpment Resource Network
The Ridges Sanctuary

Community Groups:
Climate Change Coalition
Door Property Owners
Friends of the Grand Traverse Islands
Peninsula Pride Farms
Sustain Door

Door County Sanitarian
Soil & Water Conservation


Environmental Groups:
Alliance for the Great Lakes
Blue Accounting
Clean Wisconsin
Environmental Working Group
Great Lakes Commission
Great Lakes Fishery Commission
Great Lakes Now
Great Lakes Science Center
Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition
Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee
Midwest Environmental Advocates
Native Fish Coalition
Safe Drinking Water Foundation
Sierra Club – John Muir Chapter
Sweet Water – Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust Inc.
The Aldo Leopold Foundation
U.S. Water Partnership
Waters of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Water Science Center
Wisconsin Wetlands Association

Services/Water Testing:
Ecological Restoration Services
Great Lakes Bio Systems, Inc.
Great Lakes International, Inc.
Great Lakes Water Quality Laboratory
Northern Lake Service, Inc.
Water Logic


Carthage College
Carroll University
Edgewood College
St. Norbert College
UW-Green Bay
UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences
UW-Madison Center for Limnology
UW-Madison Department of Planning & Landscape Architecture
UW-River Falls
UW-Sea Grant Institute
UW-Stevens Point CNR Programs

Universities Council on Water Resources

Oregon State University

Utah State University

Government Officials

Door County Board:
Visit the Door County website for contact information
David Lienau, Board Chairperson, District 20
Kenneth Fisher, Vice Chairperson, District 10
David Englebert, District 1
John H. Neinas, District 2
Roy Englebert, District 3
Jon Koch, District 4
Nancy Robillard, District 5
Susan Kohout, District 6
Helen L. Bacon, District 7
Daniel R. Austad, District 8
Laura Viles Wotachek, District 9
Megan Lundahl, District 11
Mark Moeller, District 12
Kathy Schultz, District 13
Linda Wait, District 14
Richard Virlee, District 15
Randy Halstead, District 16
David M. Enigl, District 17
Steven Sohns, District 18
Donald E. Sitte, District 19
Joel Gunnlaugsson, District 21

WI Representatives/Senators:
Find your representative here
Ron Johnson
, Senator (R-WI)
Tammy Baldwin, Senator (D-WI)
Joel Kitchens, Representative (R-WI 1st District)
Mike Gallagher, Representative (R-WI 8th District)

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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