By Tim Kowols
The Door County Board passed two resolutions Tuesday with the area’s natural resources in mind. In addition to voicing their opposition to the proposed Back Forty Mine project in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the board also approved resolutions asking the Trump Administration to maintain current funding levels for the federal government’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Coastal Management Program. Door County Administrator Ken Pabich says the area has benefitted greatly from the two programs, which states use to help procure grants for community projects.
According to the resolutions, Door County has received over $1.5 million from the GLRI and the Coastal Management Program, which has funded projects like beach restorations, invasive species removal, and water quality improvements.