Doyle Touts Door County Beach Restoration Projects at Ridges

Governor Jim Doyle touted progress on a grant for beach restoration in Door County in an appearance at the Ridges Sanctuary this morning in Baileys Harbor. A $250,000 Great Lakes Restoration grant awaits final approval in Washington D.C.

Conservationsit Amanda Surfus (left) discusses beach restoration progress while Bill Schuster of the Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department and Gov. Jim Doyle (far right) look on.

The grant would help the Door county Soil and Water Conservation Department continue to work on storm water runoff problems at peninsula beaches. Doyle praised the work of the Soil and Water department and area municipalities for cooperating on the effort.

“This is an example of a real project that will make a real difference,” Doyle said. Doyle, who has about five months left on his term, also praised the Great Lakes Compact and implored the next governor of Wisconsin to continue his commitment to restoring the health of the lakes.

If approved, a portion of the grant funds would help restoration at the Ridges Beach, which is run by the Door County Parks Department.

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