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Progress on Plum

Saturday, July 12, turned out to be a very productive day on Plum Island, located in the Death’s Door Passage off the northern tip of the Door Peninsula. Some volunteers installed trail signs made by Hannes Johnson, a Washington Island high school student. They will serve as guides to visitors who wish to hike the island’s five miles of hiking trails after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service opens Plum Island to the public. Some of the trails were also weed-whacked and mowed. Other volunteers worked together to assemble three panels of a kiosk that will explain the refuge’s rules and regulations, provide information about the island’s fascinating maritime history, and give visitors a taste of the kinds of flora and fauna they could expect to see when out for a walk in the woods or along the beaches. Two more workdays are scheduled for this year: Aug. 16 and Sept. 6. If you would like to participate, contact Tim Windingstad (Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands) at [email protected] or 920.328.3913 or Sadie O’Dell (USFWS) at [email protected] or 920.387.2658 x114. More information on the Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands can be found at plumandpilot.org. Photo submitted by Tim Sweet.