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Conservation grants mean more greenspace in Door County

Two communities in Door County are working on obtaining a grant through the Department of Natural Resources to aid in land purchases.  The Village of Sister Bay is looking to acquire a piece of property that has about 600 feet of shoreline on Pebble Beach with help of an Urban Green Space grant.  The grant is part of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program that would assist the village in purchasing the 16.8 acres of land along the bay of Green Bay.  Village Administrator Beau Bernhoft says the plan is to provide public access and to allow for low-impact recreational use.  He says efforts are being made to get people involved in the project that is connected with the Door County Land Trust.

 

 

The parcel of land being considered for the grant is over 90 percent forested with a unique beachfront.  Bernhoft says the Village of Sister Bay is fortunate to be able to purchase the Pebble Beach property and work with the Door County Land Trust in order to secure conservation and ensure the beauty of the natural landscape.  The Village of Egg Harbor also requested for an Urban Green Space grant to assist in the purchase of 1.2 acres of wooded waterfront property with 171 feet of shoreline along the bay of Green Bay.  

 

(photo of Pebble Beach)

 

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