HERO Award Nominations are Open!



Friends of Wisconsin State Parks are seeking nominations for the coveted year end HERO awards! The three award categories are:
  • Outstanding DNR Land Manager
  • Outstanding Friends Group
  • Outstanding Individual Friends Member



The HERO awards are given out to recognize individuals and Friends groups who have been instrumental in contributing time and energy at a state park, forest, or trail.  The DNR Land manager award recognizes an outstanding park, forest or trail manager who has done a great job with the DNR property that they manage.

The 2011 Winners were:
  • Outstanding DNR Land Manager: Terry Jensen - Kettle Moraine State Forest - Pike Lake Unit
  • Outstanding Friends Group: Friends of Mirror Lake State Park
  • Outstanding Individual Friends Member - Bill Zager - Friends of Stower Seven Lakes State Trail

We would like to hear from YOU with a nomination in any of the categories for the 2012 HERO Awards! These awards will be presented at the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks Annual meeting and Awards banquet on Oct. 12, 2012.

Please click this link to make your nominations by Aug. 31, 2012