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Door County Land Trust adds to Chambers Island Nature Preserve

The Door County Land Trust has purchased a key narrow strip of property on Chambers Island. The land is the isthmus that runs between the bay of Green Bay, and Lake Mackaysee and is called an “ecological gem” by the Land Trust. Executive Director Emily Wood describes the uniqueness of the parcel of land and how it became available through the generosity of the island residents.

 

 

The nearly 23 acres of land has a history as it was part of the Holy Name Retreat, owned by the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay until sold to residents in 2014. The Door County Land Trust now owns about 900 acres on Chambers Island. The recent land purchase provides critical wildlife and fishery habitat thanks to the Natural Resources Damage Assessment grant, which helps offset PCB contamination damage in the surrounding waters. 

 

(photo courtesy of Dan Eggert/Door County Land Trust)

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