The proposed golf course project in Sheboygan County, Wis., is facing resistance from residents who want to preserve the Black River Forest area.
Controversy is growing over a proposed new golf course in Sheboygan County, Wis., WISN 12 Milwaukee reported.
A group called Friends of the Black River Forest are protesting the Kohler Co.’s plans to transform woods, dunes and wetlands into a world-class golf course, WISN reported.
Kathie Rammer currently has permission from owner Herbert Kohler to ride her horses through the forest anytime. “We have hikers, dog walkers,” said Rammer of the Friends of Black River Forest.
“Eighty-five to 90 percent of all the neighbors, and all the people we’ve talked to, no one is for this.”
Kohler Co. owns the land east of the Black River Forest to the Lake Michigan shoreline, more than 240 acres. The land west of the forest to a main highway is owned by the state, WISN reported.
Carolyn Dell is another neighbor and protester. She’s objecting to a proposed access road that would cut through a state park to get to the golf course, WISN reported.
“There’s a spirit in that area that is a living, breathing organism,” Dell said.
A representative for the town of Wilson, which would have to approve the golf course, told WISN that they are in discussion with Kohler Co. about a golf course, but that’s all they can say right now. A spokesperson for Kohler Co. said the same thing, WISN reported.
A public hearing on the issue is tentatively set for July 16 at the town of Wilson municipal building, WISN reported.
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