2017 Hero Awards Contest

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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
  • Legislator of the Year.

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. This year, for the first time, we are also recognizing a Wisconsin Legislator who has shown support for Wisconsin's parks, forests, recreational areas, and trails.

We would like to hear from YOU with a nomination in any of the categories for the 2017 HERO Awards!

The HERO awards will be presented to a representative for each of the winning categories during the annual awards banquet which will be Saturday - Nov. 4, 2017, at Heritage Hill State Historical Park.
Contest closes  Sept. 22, 2017


Voting for this year's heroes has finished. See you at the awards ceremony. 

The Friends of Wisconsin State Parks is created to preserve, protect, promote and enhance Wisconsin’s state parks, forests, trails, and recreation areas. Friends of Wisconsin State Parks is a non-profit umbrella organization supporting over 80 friends groups around the state. FWSP provides technical support, sponsors events such as Work*Play*Earth Day and the annual Volunteer Jamboree.