A New Era Begins

Earth Day takes on an even greater significance for The Ridges Sanctuary this year as a new era begins on April 22.

Join The Ridges for a groundbreaking ceremony from 10 – 11 am on the future site of their new facility, 8166 Highway 57, in Baileys Harbor.

Six years ago, the staff and board of The Ridges took the first important steps to secure the future of Wisconsin’s first land trust. Now, thanks to the gratifying level of support from individuals, foundations and the community during the capital campaign, the Cook-Albert Fuller Center will inspire and encourage conservation by providing a place where residents, visitors and community groups can interact and better understand the value of our landscape and its watershed.

Architects from The Boldt Company designed the 7,400 sq. ft., one-story facility, which is scheduled to open in early 2015. The center will be the first LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Development) certified commercial building in Door County and will serve as a model for responsible development in a sensitive environment. Boldt will provide oversight for the building project, and the following local contractors have been hired to carry out the construction: Van’s Lumber & Custom Builders, Harbor Construction, Anschutz Plumbing, Baylake Electric and Wulf Brothers, Inc.

The community is invited to enjoy refreshments at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall after the ceremony.