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State Natural Area named in honor of state Natural Resources Board Member

12:26 PM, Jan. 24, 2013

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A portion of a pristine, forested State Natural Area along Door County's Lake Michigan coast has been renamed in honor of Jonathan P. Ela, a former Wisconsin Natural Resources Board member who passed away last year.

Current state Natural Resources Board members today designated the eastern-most portion of the Bailey's Harbor Boreal Forest and Wetlands State Natural Area after Ela, who served on the board from 2003 to 2011, most recently as its chairman. DNR will erect a sign on the property to commemorate the designation.

Ela, of Madison, died at home on Oct. 31, 2012, of lung cancer. The ...

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