What’s Coming Up in Door County?

A crew creates a more dune-like environment at Nicolet Beach, where the wooden retaining wall in disrepair will be removed. Photo by Len Villano.

• Nicolet Beach and Nicolet boat launch are getting renovations at Peninsula State Park. The wooden retaining wall at the beach, which separates the sandy beach from the picnic area, has started to break down. The park will take out the retaining wall and put in more natural landscaping.

“They’re going to create more of a dune type environment with natural plantings to hold some of the sand in place,” said Erin Brown, Peninsula State Park assistant superintendent. “At the time the retaining wall was put in that was standard practice, but now we’re going away from putting those barriers in and trying to make it a more natural setting.”

The boat launch at Nicolet beach is also in need of work. Brown said current breakwall is not long enough, and strong winds have damaged the piers, sometimes blowing them out of position. Park employees are looking for new piers that could better withstand the conditions.

Brown said both projects should be done before next summer.

• On Oct. 25, Joanne Alig from the Wisconsin Hospital Association will discuss “Employer Sponsored Health Insurance and Health Insurance Exchanges.” Alig’s presentation will provide information about health insurance exchanges and a view on how consumers and employees might respond to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The event will be held at 9:30 am at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. For more information, contact Matt Luders at 920.746.3555.

• The Sevastopol Town Board will hold its regular meeting on Oct. 22 at 7 pm at the Sevastopol Town Hall.

• The Door County Board of Supervisors will hold its regular meeting on Oct. 23 at 9 am the County Government Center.

• The Jacksonport Town Board will hold its regular meeting on Oct. 23 at 7 pm at the Jacksonport Town Hall.