Fish Creek, Wis. (August 7, 2023) – Join the Climate Change Coalition of Door County in a Peninsula State Park forest hike from 1 to 3 pm Saturday, Aug. 26. Lee Frelich, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Forest Ecology and part-time Door County resident, will lead the hike, focusing on the local forest ecology, climate change response among our native trees, and the impacts of deer and worms.
Frelich is a globally known forest ecologist, with lifelong experience in Door County’s woods and wild lands. He has authored more than 160 publications with 200 coauthors from 23 countries, including major works for Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press. His research has been featured in the news media more than 450 times, including The New York Times, Newsweek, CBS Radio Osgood Files, and National Geographic. He received a Ph.D. in Forest Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1986.
This will be a moderate hike. Good shoes, water, and insect repellent are recommended.
The hike will begin at Eagle Tower, 10120 Shore Road in the park. Vehicle park stickers are required, so allow 10 additional minutes to purchase a pass if you don’t already have one.
The hike is a fundraiser for the Climate Change Coalition. Cost is $50 per person, and all proceeds support the Coalition’s climate education and action mission. The hike is limited to 20 participants. Advance registration is required by Aug. 19; to register and reserve your spot, please go to climatechangedoorcounty.com/educational-events.
Frelich will lead a second hike at Toft Point Sept. 30. The events section at climatechangedoorcounty.com has more details.’