Friends of Wisconsin State Parks Quarterly Meeting

The first quarterly meeting in 2016,  for the Board of Directors of Wisconsin State Parks was held in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday, January 23, 2016.  All of the FWSP board members traveled from the corners of Wisconsin to attend the four hour meeting. 
Mike McFadzen became the fourteenth member of the board in 2016 and began a three year term.
The board members heard from Ben Bergay, the newly appointed Parks Bureau Director and
Bill Zager, board president, provided updates.  Patty Loosen, Friends of Wisconsin State Parks coordinator reported on:  the online store, Work Play Earth Day, The Big Share event, grants available for Friends groups (More information is coming on the web page.), and upcoming FWSP board meetings.  The FWSP 2016 Photo Contest will begin accepting entries for the contest on Feb. 1, 2016 and the contest closes on Aug. 31, 2016.  Photos will be selected for the 2017 FWSP State parks calendar.
Committee reports included:

  • Policy Committee
  • Finance
  • Outreach
  • Membership/Services

Considerable discussion  centered around the Strategic Plan for the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks. (More information will be forthcomming.
Finally, the board discussed the 2016 Friends Summits and workshops.

Direct any questions to:
Bill Zager
Presdient FWSP
Patricia Loosen
Friends of Wisconsin State Parks Coordinator