Nominate Peninsula for Friends of Wisconsin State Park Awards!

The categories for the 2012 Gold Seal Awards, sponsored by the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks, have just been announced.  The winning parks, forests and trails will be honored with a Gold Seal Award at the FWSP Awards Banquet in October 2012.  The contest runs from June 25, 2012 through August 25, 2012.  A property that has won an award in a category in the past is not eligible to win in the same category again.

This year, the FWSP has named the following categories:

1.      Best Naturalist Program
2.      Best ADA Accessible Park
3.      Best Non-Traditional Trail
4.      Best Park for Geocaching
5.      Best Halloween Hike
6.      Best Cross Country Ski Trail
7.      Best Playground for kids
8.      Best Picnic Area
9.      Best Pond for aquatic viewing
10.     Best Electric Campsite

To nominate a park, forest or trail in any of the categories, click  For more information, contact Patty Loosen, FWSP coordinator, at or 608-264-8994.