$31,000 is our contribution to the Park in 2018, and volunteers will once again be active come spring. “We are pleased that “Friends” can contribute so significantly to address Park needs. We really appreciate their help and involvement,” says Park Superintendent Bob Krumenaker.
Specifically, “Friends” will be funding several deferred maintenance projects including replicated storm doors to protect the entrances into the Raspberry Island Lighthouse. The old keeper’s quarters on Michigan Island will get a facelift once the lead paint is removed.
Funding will remain in place to provide transportation and staff for the Island School, now in its 32nd year. And thanks to several individual donors “Friends” is able to purchase additional handicap-accessible picnic tables.
Let us know if you would like to purchase a picnic table in memory of someone.
A group of volunteers assisted the Park by planting and growing Hair and Beach Grass in hard to grow sand to pave the way for other plants to help stabilize high traffic areas and prevent erosion.