Because of our goal to live in harmony with the environment, the Cottage Glen development and developers have received several environmental awards and certifications. As a community, we aren't living in harmony with the environment for the awards, but the recognition is nice for the community and the developers.
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.
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.
Wild Ones of Door County presented its 2006 Award to Ellison Bay Development LLC, developer of Cottage Glen at Ellison Bay.
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 were 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.