A grant to the Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor will help Washington Island students learn more about nature close to their homes. The Door County Community Foundation awarded a $1,000 sustainability grant to the Ridges for its Washington Island Environmental Education Pilot Program. Anna Foster, Environmental Interpreter for the Ridges, says the grant will allow them to help gear up students of all ages to look further into their surroundings.
The Ridges Sanctuary started the Washington Island Environmental Education Pilot Program this year. A total of nine field trips to the island are scheduled through May 2020.