GEO-DC, the Greater Escarpment Organization of Door County, hosted its first fundraiser May 24 at its future home at 11876 Hwy 42. Their building is across the street from and overlooking one of the most iconic vistas in Door County, the Grand View Park at the top of the Ellison Bay hill.
Included among the attendees were Wisconsin State Representative Joel Kitchens, Wisconsin State Senate candidate Caleb Frostman, and Bret Bicoy, president and CEO, Door County Community Foundation, Inc.
The 80 or so invitees who attended the private event at the Escarpment Discovery Center had an opportunity to see mock-ups of the future interior and exterior exhibits featuring all aspects of the Niagara Escarpment. GEO-DC and its Escarpment Discovery Center will work with other groups on classes, trails, festivals, and fun and educational opportunities. The Discovery Center will feature a resource library and research station for students to pursue projects regarding the region.
GEO-DC is raising funds through grants and from personal donors to pay off the mortgage for the property and renovate the building, including developing ADA compliant restrooms, winterization measures, and possibly a two-story tower providing an even more spectacular view of the Grand View. Funds may also support or sponsor the interactive interior and exterior exhibits. For more information visit geo-dc.org.