Gene Kenny (NWS Office of the President) recently spoke with Grant Dossetto of the Door County Daily News to discuss the Fern Trail restoration project.
The Newport Wilderness Society has received a $20,000 Knowles-Nelson stewardship grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to install a boardwalk on the fern loop at Newport State Park. While the path totals over 2 miles, the new installation is intended to cover around a third of a mile. President Gene Kenny says flooding is becoming a more severe problem in springtime. Some years that extends well into the summer season, and those conditions are keeping the path from being Americans with Disabilities Act compliant, which is the intention.Door County Daily News; online post, 12 Aug 2020
The entire Door County Daily News article can be found online here.
Learn more about the Fern Trail here. Learn more about the Fern Trail restoration project here.
Cover photo: NWS member Gerry Swanson hiking the flooded Fern Trail, Spring 2020. Photo courtesy Micky Swanson.