Friends of Peninsula State Park Inc. is an organization dedicated to making a meaningful contribution toward the preservation and goals of Peninsula State Park.  The Friends believe Peninsula State Park contains a unique, spectacular wilderness and shoreline, worthy of any assistance they can provide.  The Friends of Peninsula State Park provide volunteer services and financial support for the interpretive, educational, recreational and visitor service programs at Peninsula State Park.

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Posted 9 hours ago by Peninsula Friends

Bring your friends and family Monday September 26th to Grasse's Grill for lunch. 30% of lunch sales will be donated to the Friends to support Eagle Tower and the Nature Center project campaigns! ... See MoreSee Less

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Posted 4 days ago by Peninsula Friends

Deconstruction of Eagle Tower began earlier this week.

Learn about efforts to rebuild Eagle Tower and how you can lend support: www.EagleTowerFund.com

Photo Credit: John Nelson, Door County Publishing
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Posted 4 days ago by Peninsula Friends

We wanted to share some upcoming park nature programs, plus some "on your own" adventures you can try during your next visit. Tip - A free "Goecaching" app can be found in the app stores for most smartphones! ... See MoreSee Less

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Posted 2 weeks ago by Peninsula Friends

Park update from Park Manager Kelli Bruns:

I am happy to announce that Peninsula State Park has filled our second FTE Ranger position effective the week of September 18th. We are happy to have a new addition to the park team.

Joe Simon joins us from Duluth, Minnesota. As a boy, he lived in Sturgeon Bay and moved to Southeastern Wisconsin at age 10. The first overnight camping trip he recalls happened on Rock Island and his lifelong passion for skiing and winter sports began at Potawatomi State Park.

While attending UW-La Crosse, he chose to pursue degrees in recreation management and communication studies. This decision was heavily influenced by the outdoor experiences he had growing up. His family loved exploring the Door Peninsula and the variety or recreation opportunities in the upper peninsula of Michigan. Joe spent a cumulative 7 summer seasons working for the Boy Scouts and Outward Bound in Ely, MN. He also spent four winters as a ski instructor for Copper Mountain and Keystone Resort in Colorado.

Most recently, Joe has had temporary park ranger positions at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and with the Army Corps of Engineers along the Mississippi.

He is extremely excited to join the team at Peninsula State Park and begin learning the cultural and ecological history of the region Please be sure to welcome Joe to Door County!
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Posted 2 weeks ago by Peninsula Friends

Eagle Tower Fundraising Update

On behalf of the Friends of Peninsula State Park, the Eagle Tower Fund committee is kicking off efforts to raise $750,000 to be used for the reconstruction of Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park. The Eagle Tower Fund Committee will be working in partnership with the DNR to plan for the completion of this project.

The committee is working towards raising $50,000 by October 15th which will be used to contract with a selected architect and design the new site plan. Further details regarding the fundraising efforts as well as answers to frequently asked questions and updates can be found at www.eagletowerfund.com.

The Eagle Tower Fund committee looks forward to supporting the upcoming deconstruction of the Tower starting September 19th. Details on the deconstruction are included in the recent DNR press release which can be read here: dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=4065.

During the months of September and October, as the Tower is taken down, the committee encourages local area businesses to get involved and help generate awareness as we move into fall color season. Thank you to the following businesses for their involvement to date, Julie’s Park Café and Motel, Brew Coffee, Base Camp Coffee, Sweetie Pies, Wild Tomato Wood Fired Pizza and Grille, Wilson’s Ice Cream and Restaurant, Fish Creek Gallery, Ephraim Shores and Edge of Park Bike and Moped Rental.

For questions or comments please visit the website at www.eagletowerfund.com or contact Campaign Director Rachel Stollenwerk rstollen.etc@gmail.com or 630-947-5985.
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