At a recent budget briefing, Department of Natural Resources secretary Cathy Stepp said she wouldn’t rule out selling corporate naming rights for Wisconsin’s state parks to help balance her department’s budget.
The secretary of the Department of Natural Resources wouldn’t rule out selling corporate naming rights for Wisconsin state parks on Tuesday.
Gov. Scott Walker’s budget would end state funding for Wisconsin’s state parks, a cut of almost $4.7 million a year. At a budget briefing, Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton, asked DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp whether her agency would consider corporate naming rights to raise revenue. Stepp would not rule it out.
“We’re currently not looking to do that now, but these are all parts of the discussion that I look forward to getting legislative input on over the next two years,” said Stepp.
So let’s brainstorm on some of the most interesting/logical corporate sponsors for our state parks.
As you can see from the title of this post, my suggestion is Koch Industries Aztalan State Park.