By Terry Kovarik
They call themselves “Friends of Peninsula State Park” and you can call them heroes. The group brought home the 2018 HERO award, which honors individuals and “Friends” groups for donating their time and talents to improving Wisconsin State Parks. The “Friends of Peninsula State Park” were cited for their efforts to raise $750,000 to rebuild the Eagle Tower. The group’s business manager, Steve Strucely says “Friends of Peninsula State Park” could not have raised those funds without the help of some friends of their own.
The “Friends of Peninsula State Park” have also raised money for a new nature center and a gator and grooming equipment for the park’s cross-country ski trails.