The Friends of Peninsula State Park received a $500 donation from the State Farm Foundation for the work done by John Plume, a State Farm Agent from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
State Farm encourages employees to do volunteer work by matching their work with monetary contributions through their Good Neighbor grant program. John Plume spent a week working at Peninsula State Park this past spring performing many jobs that needed to be done, including picking up trash that had washed up along the many miles of shoreline. Plume’s efforts earned a $500 foundation donation made to the Friends of Peninsula State Park. Plume worked at Peninsula State Park many years ago before becoming a State Farm Agent.
The Friends of Peninsula State Park also received a $1,000 grant from the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks to help fund interpretive programs. The Friends of Wisconsin State Parks is the umbrella organization for over 70 Friends groups that are affiliated with the many Parks, Forests and other properties in Wisconsin managed by the Department of Natural Resources. Peninsula State Park became eligible to apply for the supplemental grant because the recently formed Friends of Peninsula State Park organization has donated funds to help support Peninsula’s interpretive programs.