By Tim Kowols
The additions of the Cook-Albert Fuller Center and its neighboring boardwalk are proving to be valuable additions to The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor. Attendance is up 20 percent at the nature preserve over the last year thanks to new exhibits installed earlier this summer inside the center and increased accessibility around the grounds. Executive Director Steve Leonard says visitors are showing an interest in the area’s natural and cultural history.
Leonard also credits the success of the sanctuary to the number of volunteers helping care for the grounds and leading activities throughout the year. The Ridges Sanctuary will host a fall work day this Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. to work on a variety of projects.