The Ridges Awarded Sizeable Grant

The Ridges Sanctuary near Baileys Harbor was recently awarded a grant of more than a half a million dollars by way of the National Scenic Byways Program. The money will fund the construction of a handicapped accessible boardwalk, as well as the interpretive exhibits at the new Interpretive Center and at various locations throughout The Ridges campus. Judy Drew explains why the sanctuary qualified for the grant funding…
Drew says the funding will play a key role in plans to develop a new facility on the former Sandpiper Restaurant property in Baileys Harbor…
Drew said the competition for the scenic byway funding was intense…
Steven Leonard, Executive Director of The Ridges Sanctuary, praised the efforts of the Door County Coastal Byway Committee. He said the hard work of representatives from 8 municipalities, led by Ann Miller in Liberty Grove, has allowed Door County to obtain funding for the promotion and enhancement of many areas along Hwy 42/57, as well as support for their protection and preservation.

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