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Non-profit group starts Save the Domes campaign

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Posted at 3:31 PM, Feb 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-11 16:41:00-05

MILWAUKEE -- The Mitchell Park Domes may be in trouble, but a local non-profit group has launched a new GoFundMe page to try and save the beloved Milwaukee institution.

The Friends of the Domes is a private non-profit group formed in 1989 "whose purpose is to enhance projects and programs in Milwaukee's Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory - 'The Domes.'" They're managed by a volunteer board of director as well as paid staff.

As of Thursday afternoon, the campaign had raised just over $1,600 of a stated $100,000 goal.

Earlier this week, we learned the cost to potentially rebuild the Domes starts at $65 million. All three domes remain closed due to concerns over falling debris.

The county has been working to accommodate the more than 20 couples who had weddings planned at the Domes.