The Eagle Tower Fund is more than halfway to its fundraising goal as a committee is preparing to release design plan options to the public in mid-May.
“We are in the third and final design phase. The finalized options will be determined by the end of the month and a public meeting is expected to be scheduled for the middle of May,” said Rachel Stollenwerk, campaign director for the Eagle Tower Fund. “While the presentation to the public is open to comment, the committee is responsible for the final decision.”
The committee is made up of representatives from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Friends of Peninsula State Park board. Stollenwerk said they hope to have the tower open by spring 2018. The Eagle Tower Fund has raised approximately $420,000 to date.
“The public meeting will be a major milestone in the project. Once that is completed we look forward to finishing up fundraising while construction and the timeline is scheduled,” said Stollenwerk. “Funding is not expected to be a barrier for the continued momentum.”
The committee will present a series of different options for construction of the tower, all of which will address compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The fundraising garnered $8,000 in donations through donation boxes at local businesses since October. If a business is interested in having a donation box, contact Rachel Stollenwerk at [email protected].