By Tim Kowols
Fundraising for the reconstruction of Eagle Tower is still running strong despite battling the unknown. The Eagle Tower Fund Committee announced earlier this week it has raised over $580,000 in pledged donations for the project which could cost between $1 million and $1.5 million. Two factors slowing fundraising progress are determining the components needed to make the tower ADA compliant and the state budget that has potentially $750,000 in matching funds for the project currently in it. Campaign Director Rachel Stollenwerk says until the Department of Natural Resources comes through with their recommendations and Governor Scott Walker signs the budget, the Eagle Tower Fund and the Friends of Peninsula State Park do not know where they stand.
Despite the current unknowns, Stollenwerk is still confident a reconstructed Eagle Tower will be completed by Memorial Day 2018.