Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lakeshore golf project not highlighting state park land bid

Kohler Co. has launched a PR offensive to build pressure for a new high-end golf course it wants to build south of Sheboygan - - an environmental and political blog topic here for close to a year.

It's a true David vs. Goliath struggle - - local citizens against one of the wealthiest and best-connected privately-owned corporations in the state.

The proposed project's new website says the company wants to build on land it has owned for 75 years. You can see some of that land in the photo.

What about the 33 acres the company wants the DNR to lease it in an adjoining state park to the south of the privately-owned land for $1 a year for 99 years?

The website touts the plumbing fixture firm's water conservation record, but building a fertilizer-demanding 18-hole golf course, plus a clubhouse, parking lot and access road across a wetlands-rich nature and wildlife preserve - - and even into a state park - - at the edge of Lake Michigan is quite the contradiction.

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