Saturday, March 7, 2015

Golf fading, but WI DNR pushing new course near Sheboygan

Take a look at this national piece about the decline of golf - - and ask yourself why (short answer, Walker in servitude to big donor Herb Kohler) - - has the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources created an internal team assigned to help plan, facilitate and promote a new, high-end, privately-owned golf course proposed in a Lake Michigan-hugging nature preserve that will be de-forested, paved, fertilized, drained and otherwise 'groomed' - - along with 33 acres of a state parkland given away to the company in a $1/yr. 99-year sweetheart lease?

The company has begun its own PR blitz, releasing consultant data about economic benefits and jobs, though as I read this account, I see no guarantee that construction jobs will be local, will pay workers the so-called prevailing wage (another plan under attack in the Legislature as we speak), etc.

2 comments:

Debbie Desmoulin said...

Thank you James Rowen for bringing this to light. It's outrageous that this forested nature preserve which is a haven for the diverse plants, trees, and local wildlife could be destroyed because of Kohler's powerful influence, but extreme shortsightedness. The environmental damage that a golf course requires is already distressing, but to place one in such a sensitive environmental corridor next to Lake Michigan is unthinkable.

Mary Jo Stoelb said...

Thank you for your continued support.