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Proposals for Potawatomi Tower to be shared January 12th

You will be able to see what could be in store for the observation tower at Potawatomi State Park at a virtual hearing next month. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced on Thursday it would be holding the informational session on January 12th at 6 p.m. In April, Governor Tony Evers and then-Department of Natural Resources Secretary Preston Cole said the state selected GRAEF to move forward with the next phase of the project, which included providing the state with design options. The announcement drew criticism at the time because it did not address what could be done in the short-term to preserve the structure, which will have to go through at least one more winter subjected to the elements. Melissa Van Landuyt from the DNR says residents will be able to share their thoughts online following the presentation.

You can find the login information for the meeting when it happens here. The most popular design will be included in the 2023 Capital Budget. The Potawatomi State Park Observation Tower, constructed in the 1930s, is a part of the National and the State Registry of Historic Places. The Potawatomi Tower was closed in December 2017 after engineers found significant wood decay and unsafe conditions.



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