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Ridges’ Gill Enjoying Master Planning Process

Posted on Aug 15, 2022 by Jeanne Farrell   No Comments Yet | Posted in In the News

Published by Door County Daily News —  August 14, 2022

Giving your feedback on the future of The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor has been an enjoyable history lesson for its executive director Andy Gill.

The Ridges Sanctuary kicked off its 20-year master plan process in May on the heels of its purchase of The Ridges Inn. The two-acre parcel is considered vital not just for its native orchids but for the survival of the endangered Emerald dragonfly and the limestone oak, which is regarded as a Wisconsin Species of Special Concern. The Ridges Sanctuary recently wrapped up its summit, which featured its annual meeting, an open house, and additional master plan public engagement. Gill, who was hired as the executive director in May 2021, has enjoyed hearing about the history of The Ridges Sanctuary and learning about what they have done right and where there are areas for continuous improvement.

Additional public engagement events are planned for early September and early October, with sustainability and programming being the focus areas.

Listen to the full interview here:


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