73 acres along bay to be protected, used for research and recreation | WLUK
BROWN COUNTY (WLUK) — A wetland area described as “a five-star hotel for migratory birds” will now be protected as part of a recent land purchase.The Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust on Earth Day announced its purchase of 73 acres in the Wequiock Creek Natural Area. The purchase adds to the 6,000 acres already preserved.”This land was slated to be residentially developed, so on Earth Day we feel incredibly excited and fortunate that it will now be permanently protected,” Deborah Nett, executive director of the Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust, said in a news release. Together with the Town of Scott and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, the Land Trust plans to restore farm fields to native oak savanna and make other improvements. The land is set to officially open as the Wequiock Creek Natural Area on Sept. 12.