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Washington Island looks to purchase 21 acres for recreation area

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wants your opinion on approximately 21 acres of land Washington Island officials would like to purchase. The Town of Washington applied for a 25 percent matching grant as a part of the Urban Green Space program of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program. Known as the Nordheim Park Acquisition, the project is on the southern side of Washington Island consisting of forest, meadow, and over 1,200 feet of Lake Michigan shoreline. The arrow-shaped parcel also includes a defunct marina with a breakwater structure, a home, and a storage shed. With help from the state funds, the town is looking to develop the property for recreational use including hiking and biking trails, a kayak launch, a beach, and areas to picnic and fish.  Because of the parcel’s proximity to a public roadway and residences, the DNR is recommending that hunting will not be allowed. You are able to use the contact information below to submit comments regarding the proposal by October 22nd. 


Department of Natural Resources
c/o Jessica Terrien
2984 Shawano Ave.
Green Bay, WI 54313 or 920-461-2680


Picture courtesy of Friends of Washington Island Airport page

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