Gold Seal, Hero Winners, and Photo Contest Winners Announced

 



2021 Gold Seal Contest 



The Friends of Wisconsin State Parks members have cast their online vote for the 2021 Gold Seal Contest. The FWSP congratulates all of those who were nominated. The FWSP appreciates all of the friends who made so many nominations.
This year, all awards and certificates were mailed to the park office.
  • Best state park system property for family recreation – Peninsula State Park
  • Best state park system property for a sunrise hike – Kettle Moraine State Forest – Lapham Peak
  • Best state park system property for hike-in or bike-in campsites – Kettle Moraine State Forest – NU
  • Best state park system property for viewing small wildlife – Rock Island State Park
  • Best state park system trail for biking with children – Glacial Drumlin State Trail
  • Best state park system property for observing butterflies – Wyalusing State Park
  • Best state park system property for flying kites – Lakeshore State Park
  • Best state park system property for a strenuous workout – Devil’s Lake State Park
  • Best state park system property to learn about astronomy – Newport State Park
  • Best state park system property for viewing historic indigenous mounds – Aztalan State Park

2021 HERO AWARDS:


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.
DNR Land Manager:

Outstanding DNR Land Manager:

Anne Korman – DNR Superintendent -Kettle Moraine State Forest – Southern Unit

Outstanding Friends Group:

Friends of Rock Island State Park
Friends of Governor Dodge State Park

Outstanding Individual Friends Member:

Dwight Ferguson - Friends of Interstate State Park
Chris Holicek – Friends of Peninsula State Park

2021 Community Partner Award

Merrell

2021 FWSP Photo Contest winners

  • Scott Dunham – 2022 WI state parks calendar cover photo
  • Kami Healey – January photo
  • Karen Gersonde – February photo
  • Teresa Schlappi – March photo
  • Beverly Metz – April photo
  • Carol Guidera – May Photo
  • Laura Newby – June photo
  • Dennis Kroll – July photo
  • Jennifer Hagen – August photo
  • Howard Vrankin – September photo
  • James Buchholz – October photo
  • Linda Olig – November photo
  • Debra Cook – December photo