Friends of Harrington Beach

Accessible Cabin Update

The Accessible Cabin Committee had an active 2011 and will expand our efforts in 2012 to meet our goal of raising the $150,000 required by the DNR before groundbreaking can commence in 2013.

To date, we have raised approximately $30,000 in donations. In addition, we have an in-kind commitment for all of the engineering work!

We have recently received approval of a $20,000 Knowles- Nelson Stewardship grant, bringing our total funds to nearly $55,000. Two additional yearly $20,000 grants will be requested.

Since these are matching grants, we need the funds to “match” the $20,000. To help in this endeavor we are planning another Pancake Breakfast in the park on June 3,2012, as well as another raffle. We are also distributing several cabin donation boxes throughout the area.

Our website is being updated to provide up-to-date status of the cabin fundraising and construction progress. You may also find updates on our Facebook page: Friends of Harrington Beach State Park.

Finally, we welcome volunteer support with experience, skills and interest in the various construction trades required to build this cabin in 2013/14. Please contact Andrew Krueger at (262) 285 -3015 to schedule a meeting with him and/or Neil Kraemer and learn more about this project.

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Upcoming Events

25 Apr
Friends Annual Meeting
04/25/2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Annual Friends Meeting at Ansay Welcome Center. Dinner at 6pm with business meeting starting at 6:30pm. More details in February 2019
27 Apr
Work/Earth/Play Day
04/27/2019 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Clean up, plant trees and have a productive work day at the park. Then join the Friends for a free lunch at the Ansay Welcome Center. If you have a scout troop, civic or family group coming, call the park office to let them know. 262-285-3015
23 May
Friends Board Meeting
05/23/2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Open to the public monthly board meeting. Meet at the Entrance Station/Visitor Center
26 May
Observatory Viewing
05/26/2019 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Join the Northern Cross Science Foundation for an evening of star gazing. The Plunket's Observatory holds the 20" Panarusky telescope and is located by Puckett's Pond shelter.
2 Jun
Friends Annual Pancake Breakfast
06/02/2019 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Annual free pancake breakfast held during open admission to Wisconsin State Parks Weekend. More details to follow