A plan to temporarily drain the Forestville Millpond has local residents working to stop the measure before it starts. “Friends of Forestville Dam” has gathered over 700 signatures to prevent a proposed two-year drawdown that is being voted on at the Door County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday. Friends group member Robert Sijgers, who owns property along the Millpond says the decision to drain it not only devastates property values and recreational opportunities but does not solve the long term problem.
The Door County Soil and Water Department gave a report detailing the issues of the Mill Pond last June. The Facilities & Parks Department subsequently recommended a two-year drawdown over the other preferred option of removing the Forestville Dam completely.