By Tim Kowols
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources gave the public its first peek Monday at what the future Eagle Tower could look like. The options, which include an elevator, ramp system, or canopy trail, were the results of research and discussions among stakeholders including the Eagle Tower Committee, DNR, and legislators over the last several months. The estimated costs for the three different options are between $1.65 and $3.3 million with a $750,000 fundraising match grant from the state on the table to use. Rachel Stollenwerk from the Eagle Tower Committee says as it has been throughout the process, public input is important.
The DNR is taking public comment on the three concepts at a meeting to be held in Sturgeon Bay on September 28 at the Door County Library from 5 to 7 p.m. or via an online survey through October 9. The Eagle Tower Committee will host a fundraising auction this Saturday in Fish Creek beginning at 1 p.m.