Eagle Tower Fund awarded Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Grant


The Eagle Tower Fund is excited to announce it is among the newest recipients of the KnowlesNelson Stewardship Grant. The grant matches up to $20,000 to be used toward the addition of benches, interpretive signage/kiosk and a spotting scope at the site of Eagle Tower.

“We are thankful this grant continues to be available to Friends groups and that we had the opportunity to apply. We know the State recognizes the importance of Eagle Tower and to receive this grant further indicates their commitment to this project” says Rachel Stollenwerk, Campaign Director for Eagle Tower.

The Friends of Peninsula have applied for and received three previous Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Grants allocated towards their Nature Center renovation campaign.

The Wisconsin Legislature created the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program in 1989 to preserve valuable natural areas and wildlife habitat, protect water quality and fisheries, and expand opportunities for outdoor recreation. The Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund provides grants each year to local units of government and nonprofit conservation organizations. These grants help fund land acquisition and recreational development statewide.

As the Eagle Tower Campaign continues, please consider joining our efforts to rebuild this iconic piece of history. Donations are tax deductible and checks can be made out to Friends of Peninsula State Park – Eagle Tower Fund.

Donations can be mailed to Eagle Tower Fund Committee PO Box 353 Egg Harbor, WI 54209.

For more information on the project and fundraising please visit www.eagletowerfund.com. The Eagle Tower Fund Committee is a subcommittee of the Friends of Peninsula State Park.

The Friends of Peninsula State Park is an organization dedicated to making a meaningful contribution toward the preservation and goals of Peninsula State Park. The Friends provide volunteer services and financial support for the interpretive, educational, recreational and visitor service programs at Peninsula State Park.