Friends Group Recognized for $33,000 in Contributions

Representatives of Friends groups and other state-park partners were recognized at the May meeting of the state Natural Resources Board for the donations they’ve made to enhance Wisconsin state parks.

Peninsula State Park superintendent Brian Markowski and David Lea represented the Friends of Peninsula State Park, which has contributed more than $33,000 for enhancements – an amount that was matched by state funds designated for this purpose. As a result, the park will have three new orientation signs, 80 new picnic tables, 168 new fire rings and 28 new grills for use by park visitors. 

Donors who made gifts in honor and in memory of family and friends made the Friends’ donation possible, and those loved ones are recognized on a tribute wall at the Nicolet Beach shelter that was dedicated on May 25. Those interested in recognizing family, friends, employees or customers may visit to learn more about making a tribute donation.

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