Friday, June 12, 2015

Foundation supports Memorial Pavilion on Coal Dock Park in Port Washington

Our foundation supported construction of the Memorial Pavilion on Coal Dock Park in Port Washington, Wisconsin. The city’s Waterfront Safety Advisory Committee began raising money for the pavilion following the loss of two individuals in Lake Michigan in 2012.

Construction of the Memorial Pavilion began in early spring of 2014 and was completed in June 2015, just in time to host family gatherings and community events for the summer.

“We’re pleased to support a project that will bring a heightened awareness to water safety. We’ve had a strong relationship with Port Washington for many years, and that relationship continues to grow through innovative projects like this,” said Gale Klappa, chairman and chief executive officer of Wisconsin Energy.

The coal dock was built in the 1930s to support operations at the original Port Washington Power Plant. Following the opening of the natural gas-fueled Port Washington Generating Station, the former coal dock was leased to the City of Port Washington. Coal Dock Park was dedicated and officially opened in September 2013.

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