Kohler plan to build golf course next to state park draws opposition from environmentalists


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TOWN OF WILSON, Wisconsin — Kohler Co.'s plan to build a golf course next to Kohler-Andrae State Park has drawn opposition from environmentalists, who worry the project could hurt the Lake Michigan shoreline.

A Sheboygan Press Media report (http://shebpr.es/1oZ7ON0 ) says residents can weigh in during a public hearing Wednesday at the Town of Wilson's town hall.

Kohler owns the 247 acres on which it wants to build the 18-hole course. Four holes would be along the Lake Michigan shoreline. The company also plans to build a maintenance building and turf nursery on state property.

Some residents started an online petition opposing the plan. Friends of the Black River Forest say a golf course would endanger the fragile area and damage wetlands and forests.

Even if Kohler gets permission from the town, it'd still need state and federal approval.


Information from: Sheboygan Press Media, http://www.sheboygan-press.com

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