By Eric Fischer
While many may have felt annoyed by Winter Storm Evelyn nearly two weeks ago, Coggin Heeringa says it was a blessing. While the storm took a harsh toll on migratory birds, soil and waterways greatly benefitted from the added moisture. Prior to the storm, Coggin noted that streams and rivers were dangerously low because of the drier than average winter. Following the storm Heeringa, the director of Crossroads at Big Creek environmental learning center, says the streams are at a comfortable level for the annual sucker run.
For those hoping to see green grass soon, Heeringa adds that a slower melt would be preferred to prevent flooding. Crossroads at Big Creek will be participating in the Celebrate Water Door County project this year, with the kickoff event scheduled for May 5th at Sawyer Park.