By Paul Schmitt
The proposed future move of the Peninsula State Park entrance in Fish Creek has a local community activist calling for Door County residents to take action to make sure it does not happen. Christie Weber says plans to construct a new Park Entrance Visitor Station (PEVS) as listed in the Long Term Prescriptions in the newly released Department of Natural Resources’ Draft Master Plan and Environmental Analysis for the Northern Lake Michigan Coastal Ecological Landscape would be devastating to Fish Creek.
The Wisconsin DNR draft released this month, states that the exact location for the new entrance has not been determined, but the current location is not a likely candidate due to natural resource concerns there. DNR official James Dick told DoorCountyDailyNews.com that federally protected Water Iris plants near the park entrance would prevent expansion and improvements in making for a safer entry into the park. You can find the entire Master Plan draft online below.