Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary reaches campaign goal

KI CEO, Dick Resch, donates $750,000 to the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary for its Natural Expansion campaign, August 23, 2017. The campaign has now reached its $3 million goal. (WLUK/Becca Bailey)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary reached its $3 million goal for its "Natural Expansion Campaign."

It's thanks to a $750,000 donation by CEO of KI, Dick Resch.

The nearly 13,000 square-foot addition will be added to the east wing of the nature center.

It will be named after Resch.

The expansion area will include a gathering area for public and private events. It will also have classroom space for a nature-based four-year-old kindergarten.

"We have a great demand for our education programs and our general use. We rent rooms; we have special events. It will really be a center that the whole community can use," said Mike Reed, director of Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.

No construction date has been set, but the Sanctuary would like the new space to be open for the 2018 school year.

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