By Tim Kowols
The islands within Chambers Island are now protected by the Door County Land Trust according to the organization on Wednesday. The Door County Land Trust agreed to purchase two small islands in Lake Mackaysee thanks to help from the Town of Gibraltar, private donation, and a number of different grants. It was over a year in the making after Town of Gibraltar officials asked voters to approve the purchase with the understanding the Door County Land Trust would pay 100 percent of the costs. Executive Director Tom Clay says these islands provide an important habitat.
Wednesday’s announcement makes the organization a little bit closer to its goal of protecting 800 acres on Chambers Island by 2020.
Picture by Dan Eggert