Egg Harbor and Sister Bay Apply for Urban Green Space Grants

In a recent press release from the Wisconsin DNR, it says 2 Door County villages recently applied for a 50% matching “Urban Green Space” grant from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program. Both villages of Egg Harbor and Sister Bay hope to use these grants to assist in purchasing available waterfront properties. In Egg Harbor the 1.2 acre plot has an irregular shape and is a wooded part of larger 25 acre plot sloping towards the northern boundary along the waterfront. It is a vacant site with approximately 171 feet of shoreline and an old concrete pier. With this land, the village plans to expand its existing public beach area. This expansion will also include the relocation of a wastewater lift station, additional public parking, and access to that additional 171 feet of shoreline as well as the site of a future trailhead development. The Sister Bay property includes approximately 600 feet of shoreline and is a triangular-shaped, vacant, and undeveloped plot with a polished stone beach and a mature white cedar forest. The village plans to provide public access for low-impact recreational use. Created in 1969, the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund aims to preserve important natural resources, protect water quality and fisheries, and expand opportunities for outdoor recreation.

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