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Events & Work Days

2024 Calendar of Events

May 8-10

The Shoreline Launch

Help get The Shoreline ready to be launched for the 2024 season.  Volunteers are needed to help with cleaning and general maintenance projects.  Follow our website for the exact date, time, and additional information.

May 24-25

Door County Festival of Nature

Join us for tours of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Green Bay and Gravel Island National Wildlife Refuges! FOPPI will offer tours aboard our charter boat,  The Shoreline, on Friday May 24 and Saturday May 25 to learn more about the natural history of the islands that are so special for fish, wildlife and plants that call Lake Michigan home.

On Saturday, May 25 you can visit with staff and volunteers at Plum Island for "Discover Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge".
For more information, visit ridgessanctuary.org/festivalofnature/ 

June 1

FOPPI Workday

Work with other volunteers on various projects to open Plum Island for 2024.  Work may involve painting, trail maintenance, beach patrol, spring cleaning of the boathouse, and other projects.  Departs from Gills Rock.  Sign-up coming soon!

June 3

Photography Workshop

Learn photography tips and techniques from famed Door County photographer, Dave Heilman.  Departs from Gills Rock.  Tickets available soon!

June 7-9

Door County Maritime Museum Lighthouse Festival

As part of the Door County Lighthouse Festival, FOPPI will offer tours aboard our charter boat, The Shoreline to visit islands of the Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge to learn more about the historic U.S. Coast Guard sites on Plum and Pilot Islands.

Tours will include a visit on the water to Pilot Island, and time on Plum Island with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service volunteer guides to show off the historic boathouse and an opportunity to climb the rear range light!

Click For More Information (External)

July 20

FOPPI Annual Membership Meeting

Come and spend the day on Plum Island.  Learn about the work we are doing, tour the island and meet other members.  Not a member yet, click here to join.

August 2

Sunset Cruise

Be musically serenaded, enjoy great food, and meet some wonderful people all while cruising Green Bay and the surrounding waters to catch the sun set over Plum Island aboard the Yankee Clipper.  Tickets available soon!

August 2-6

Door County Classic & Wooden Boat

Come to the Door County Maritime Museum, in Sturgeon Bay WI, and stop by the FOPPI booth to learn about the projects that we’re working on.  View the classic boats and stay for the activities!  Click for more information!

August 17

FOPPI Annual Native Plant Sale

Come to Stone Silo Prairie Gardens, in De Pere WI, and learn which native plants will work best in your garden.  Purchase a couple and help support our mission.  For more information on the plants Stone Silo offers, visit: http://www.stonesiloprairie.com/

September 23

Photography Workshop

Learn photography tips and techniques from famed Door County photographer, Dave Heilman.  Departs from Gills Rock.  Tickets available soon!

October 4-6

Door County Maritime Museum Lighthouse Festival

As part of the Door County Lighthouse Festival, FOPPI will offer tours aboard our charter boat, The Shoreline to visit islands of the Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge to learn more about the historic U.S. Coast Guard sites on Plum and Pilot Islands.

Tours will include a visit on the water to Pilot Island, and time on Plum Island with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service volunteer guides to show off the historic boathouse and an opportunity to climb the rear range light!

Click For More Information (External)

Additional Volunteer Opportunities

Want to get involved directly with our partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service? Throughout the field season of the Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge, FOPPI will coordinate with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service volunteer workdays. Work may include buildings and grounds maintenance, historic preservation work such as painting, and more.

Opportunities are posted on the volunteer page.

Cruises, Tours, and Charters aboard our boat The Shoreline

Come out with us to see the beauty of Death's Door!

We offer tours, cruises, and custom charters.

See The Shoreline page for information

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