By Paul Schmitt
The sight of huge dirt piles on Sturgeon Bay’s west side has been leveled and seeded with grass. After the Sturgeon Bay Common Council unanimously approved a plan to allow volunteers to plant a cover crop called annual ryegrass on the site of the leveled dirt piles, Nancy Aten of Sturgeon Bay and her husband Dan Collins went to work. They donated the ryegrass and planted it on Friday afternoon. She says the idea of planting grass came naturally after waiting a long time for the dirt piles to go away.
Aten says about two hundred pounds of the ryegrass was planted over the parcel of leveled dirt. She says the quick-growing grass should fill quickly and rise within the next few weeks.