The Village of Sister Bay and the Door County Land Trust will host a ribbon cutting to open the recently purchased Pebble Beach property – the 600-foot beach and adjoining 17 acres of woodland – to the public Oct. 18, 2:30 pm (the Friday of Fall Fest).
Dignitaries on hand will include state Rep. Joel Kitchens; Joel Brennan, secretary of the Department of Administration; and Elizabeth Mountz, coastal management specialist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Speakers will include Village President Dave Lienau and Cinnamon Rossman, Door County Land Trust development director.
The effort to protect Pebble Beach will be highlighted as a successful community conservation effort: The Village of Sister Bay and the Door County Land Trust led it jointly, and hundreds of supporters contributed financial support to protect the property. Additionally, the Wisconsin Department of Administration’s Coastal Management Program provided a $1 million grant funded by NOAA’s Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program.
The Village of Sister Bay continues to raise funds in partnership with the Door County Land Trust to offset the remaining costs of the conservation project, and it intends to apply for a reimbursement grant from the Wisconsin Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program. To learn more or contribute, visit DoorCountyLandTrust.org/PebbleBeach.