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Friend's Group: Friends of Wyalusing State Park
Email: repaske@gmail.com
Contact Name: Randall Paske
Accomplishments, Events, etc: Naturalist, We will be having Smoky Bear's birthday party in August, Shakespeare in the Park in June, and our Harvest festival with pumpkin carving and live band in September.
Web page: http://www.wyalusingfriends.org
Social Media:  https://www.facebook.com/friendsofwyalusingstatepark
Hashtags: #fowharvestfest, #fowsmokybear, #fowshakespeareinthepark

Friend's Group: Friends of Wyalusing State Park
Email: repaske@gmail.com
Contact Name: Randall Paske
Accomplishments, Events, etc: Naturalist, We will be having Smoky Bear's birthday party in August, Shakespeare in the Park in June, and our Harvest festival with pumpkin carving and live band in September.
Web page: http://www.wyalusingfriends.org
Social Media:  https://www.facebook.com/friendsofwyalusingstatepark
Hashtags: #fowharvestfest, #fowsmokybear, #fowshakespeareinthepark
Kohler Andre
Friend's Group: Friends of Rib Mountain
Email: president@ribmountain.org
Contact Name: Steve Kaiser
Accomplishments, Events, etc:
Concert in the Clouds is usually a very popular program in the summer for us, but might not take place this year due to COVID restrictions. We expect to have a new playground completed in the next few weeks which is probably going to be our biggest accomplishment this year.
Webpage
: ribmountain.org
Social Media: Friends of Rib Mountain - https://www.facebook.com/ribfriends
Rib mountain
Friend's Group: Friends of Rib Mountain
Email: president@ribmountain.org
Contact Name: Steve Kaiser
Accomplishments, Events, etc:
Concert in the Clouds is usually a very popular program in the summer for us, but might not take place this year due to COVID restrictions. We expect to have a new playground completed in the next few weeks which is probably going to be our biggest accomplishment this year.
Webpage
: ribmountain.org
Social Media: Friends of Rib Mountain - https://www.facebook.com/ribfriends
Wisconsin Friends Challenge
Friend's Group: Wisconsin Friends Explore Challenge
Emailwfechallenge@fwsp.org
Contact Name: Wisconsin Friends Explore
Accomplishments, Events, etc: 22 challenges for visitors of all Wisocnsin State Owned properties
Webpage: http://www.wisconsinfriendsexplore.org/
Social Media:https://www.facebook.com/wisconsinfriendsexplore
Hashtags: #fwfechallenge

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Council Grounds
Friend's Group: Friends of Council Grounds State Park
Email: jtmueller825@gmail.com
Contact Name: Judy Mueller
Social Media: ,https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Council-Grounds-State-Park-2067690703517344/
Peninsula

Friend's Group: Friends of Peninsula State Park

Email: manager@peninsulafriends.org

Contact Name: Steve Strucely

Accomplishments, Events, etc: --Raised $750,000 towards the cost of the new Eagle Tower.
--Raised $360,000 for an addition to and upgrade of the Nature Center.
--Provided funding for interpretive signs, benches, and a kiosk at the new Eagle Tower.
--Entered into a partnership with the concessionaire at Nicolet Beach to receive a percentage of sales which will be used for park projects.
--Raising funds to replace the playground equipment at Nicolet Beach.
--Raising funds for Phase II of improvements to the Nature Center, including an amphitheater, accessible walkways, and expanded parking. Work on the amphitheater will begin in September 2021.
--Promoting tribute gifts, commemorative bricks, and bench donations to support park improvements.
--Funding a natural resources educator position during summer 2021.
--Providing volunteers for special events and grooming of ski and hiking trails.
--Selling merchandise to fund limited term (summer) employees and new equipment for the park.
--Maintaining two long-term funds at the Door County Community Foundation to support current and future programs and research at the park.

Webpage:www.peninsulafriends.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/peninsulafriends/

Social Media: www.instagram.com/penparkfriends/

Hashtags: #peninsulastatepark #eagletower #outwigo

High Cliff
Friend's Group: Friends of High Cliff State Park
Email: president@friendsofhighcliff.org
Contact Name: Paul Stelter
Accomplishments, Events, etc: We built a new, ADA-compliant playground including upgrading surrounding infrastructure. In
tackling this project, The Friends of High Cliff State Park raised funds to build the playground, install a modern, low maintenance, cushioned play surface and remodel the adjacent restroom building to meet current ADA standards. Total expenditures for this reached nearly $200,000. Dedication is planned for July 14. Members of the Natural Resources Board, Secretary Cole and Governor Evers have been invited to attend.
We are currently installing new interpretive signage around Butterfly Pond Trail, and have just kicked off a major fundraising campaign, selling memorial plaques for placement at the trailhead sign for the signs and other future trail enhancements.
We've just received funding from a private foundation to upgrade and restore the welcome kiosk at the park entrance. We expect work to begin soon.
We have expanded sales of Friends of High Cliff merchandise (tee-shirts, caps and sweatshirts) to an off-site location (Dick's Family Foods in Sherwood). Our merchandise sales have been virtually non-existent because the park office remains closed and Dick's provides us an alternative resource.
We are planning a major fund-raising dinner on November 6, 2021. WBAY Channel 2 News
Anchor, Bill Jartz will emcee the event.
Webpage:https://www.friendsofhighcliff.org/home
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofHighCliff/
Seth Peterson
Friend's Group: Seth Peterson Cottage Conservancy, INC
Email: sethpetersoncottage@gmail.com
Contact Name: Kermit Traska
Accomplishments, Events, etc: Sharing Restoration and ongoing maintenance of a cottage designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Open House tours the second Sunday of every month, and nearly 350 opportunities for people to experience an overnight stay in a cottage designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Webpage:www.sethpeterson.org
Social Media: , https://www.facebook.com/Seth-Peterson-Cottage-Conservancy-Inc