Those rocks or stones you may want to take home from Pebble Beach near Sister Bay will come at a high price. The Sister Bay Village Board approved an ordinance prohibiting the removal of stones, rocks or other natural material from the beach. Violators face a $300 fine. Cinnamon Rossman, with the Door County Land Trust, supports that move. She says taking just a few rocks can have a big impact on the natural area.
The Village of Sister Bay will be adding larger signs advising visitors to Pebble Beach of the prohibition against rock removal. A similar ordinance is already in place for the protection of Schoolhouse Beach on Washington Island, which is made up of flat, white stones similar to Pebble Beach.
Picture courtesy of the Door County Land Trust