Rotary plants lasting tribute

The life’s work of Roger Anderson was celebrated Thursday afternoon with a tree planted at the site of one of his final projects as a Rotary member. The Sturgeon Bay Noon Rotary Club paid tribute to the late member at Little Lake, where for the last several years he helped spearhead its restoration at Sturgeon Bay’s Sunset Park. Anderson and the Rotary Club’s involvement started in the late 2000’s when the city had to decide whether they should fill in the lake or make the necessary improvements so it could thrive again. When Anderson died in December, he was remembered for his philanthropy in the community. On Thursday, Rotarian John Herlache told the crowd that  Anderson’s legacy will be located at Little Lake.

The Sturgeon Bay Noon Rotary continues to fundraise for further restoration of Little Lake, which includes dredging approximately seven feet of the body’s bottom. It was slated to be done in the near future before the City of Sturgeon Bay had to commit hundreds of thousands of dollars to shoreline repairs. The Sturgeon Bay Rotary Club’s involvement at Sunset Park dates back to the 1920s.



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