By Tim Kowols
The Door County Land Trust is closing in on a major milestone in its efforts to preserve important habitats in the area. Recent acquisitions on Chambers Island and the Gibraltar-Ephraim Swamp push the Door County Land Trust over 8,000 acres of land protected from development. Executive Director Tom Clay says the Door County Land Trust has grown a lot since it was just a group of volunteers with a single idea of conservation in mind 30 years ago.
More acres could be added as Clay hopes town of Gibraltar voters allow the Door County Land Trust to purchase two islands located within Chambers Island when it hosts a special meeting on August 2.