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Land Trust receives Egg Harbor shoreline donation

You will hopefully see birds make a pit stop along the shores of Egg Harbor thanks to a land donation to the Door County Land Trust.


Executive Director Emily Wood announced over the weekend that the Nevins family donated two parcels totaling over nine acres of land. The Nevins donated the land near Egg Harbor as a tribute to their parents, Pat and Gordy. The land has been in the family’s hands for three generations, with Gordy inheriting the land from his father, Harry, who bought the land from Door County naturalist Ferdinand Hotz. Susan, Nancy, and Lori Nevins enjoyed the experience with their parents on the land but ultimately decided donating the land to the Door County Land Trust was in the area’s best interest to protect it and honor their parents' lives.


Wood says the property includes 385 feet of undeveloped Green Bay shoreline with a rocky beach ridge and wetland swale. Protecting this from development plays a significant role in reducing surface and groundwater pollution by runoff. The land could also be home to a wide variety of insects, small amphibians, berries, and nuts, all of which are essential for migratory birds to stop off along the Lake Michigan flyway, one of the five major migratory bird flyways in North America. The donation of the two parcels pushes the Door County Land Trust to nearly 9,000 acres protected through long-term care and permanent protection. 

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