Thursday, July 25, 2013

Environmental Kudos

Wild Ones

Wild Ones of Door County presented its 2006 Award to Ellison Bay Development LLC,
developer of Cottage Glen at Ellison Bay. 

In keeping with the goal to live in harmony with the environment at Cottage Glen, several awards have been given to our community.
Wild Ones of Door County, Native Plants, Natural Landscapes group, recognized Cottage Glen in 2006 with their annual Green Award for a business that demonstrates environmental responsibility and concern. Among the features leading to this recognition are clustering of housing units allowing much of the property to remain in its natural state; minimal proportion of impervious surface; restoring the septic field acreage to native prairie; and deeding the 5.5 acres atop the Niagara escarpment to Door County for perpetual conservation. Developer Peter Reddin commented, “Developers don’t usually receive awards from environmental groups.” He was pleased to be recognized for his efforts to create a community with nominal impact on the land and surroundings. 

The award plaque is on display in the Rec Center at Cottage Glen.

Certified Wildlife Habitat

The National Wildlife Federation designated our development as a “Certified Wildlife Habitat”. Criteria include providing food, water, cover and places for wildlife to raise their young.


Monarch WayStation

Most recently our prairie was named a Monarch Waystation based on the variety of host plants for Monarch butterflies and an abundance of flowers that provide nectar specific to this species. With declining Monarch populations in North America, Cottage Glen will serve as a magnet for this popular butterfly.


Preserving the character of the land and fitting in with the Ellison Bay community were essential to the developer of Cottage Glen. Today as homes are being built, owners and visitors are impressed that so much of the original topography and vegetation remain. The homes of Cottage Glen fit into their habitat with respect for the environment.

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