2018 Hero Awards Contest


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Contest has ended. Come to the Friends workshops and award ceremony to see who won!



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. Again this year, 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 2018 HERO Awards! Voting closes Friday – Sept. 7, 2018.

The 2018 HERO Awards will be presented for each category at the FWSP Workshops & Reception on Saturday - Nov. 10, 2018, at Monona Terrace in Madison.


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.