By Tim Kowols
A proposed safe harbor located near Whitefish Dunes State Park is getting a chilly reception from its Friends group. The idea was one of several resolutions brought forward during last month’s Door County Conservation Congress hearing. Unpredictable weather on the lake makes the development of a site tricky but possibly needed for boaters traveling between Sturgeon Bay and Sister Bay by placing it between the park’s office and Cave Point County Park. Friends of Whitefish Dunes State Park President Lynn Zawolski says it is the location of it that makes it hard for the group to support given the day-trip nature of its guests.
Even if approval for the project is awarded, Zawolski says funding it would be tough due to cuts to the state park system and the current fundraising efforts for other plans being spearheaded by the Friends of Whitefish Dunes State Park. The Wisconsin State Conservation Congress could make the request for a feasibility study to the Department of Natural Resources during their convention this week.