Two years after celebrating the area’s precious resource with a year-long series of events, Healthy Water Door County continues to make an impact in the region. After Celebrate Water Door County in 2019, Healthy Water Door County has awarded grants to different causes to address the resource’s quality in the area. Past grants have helped pay for improvements at Sturgeon Bay’s Little Lake and well-testing efforts throughout the county. Door County Community Foundation President and CEO Bret Bicoy says the Niagara Escarpment and its fractured bedrock means they are always looking for ideas to protect the water that flows beneath it.
The Healthy Water Door County grant program was established in 2016 on the heels of a county-wide well monitoring partnership with UW-Oshkosh in June 2015. The next deadline is March 2nd, but Healthy Water Door County grant applications are accepted until the first Tuesday of every month.