The photo, taken by Randy Paske, shows Long Valley Road and snow covered forest during a January day in 2011. When receiving the award, Paske was asked to comment on the photo. "It was actually warmer than it looked," he quipped.
The twelve photos, taken by amateur photos around Wisconsin, portray a specific Wisconsin State Park, Forest, or Trail. The winning photos were selected from over 150 entries in the Fourth Annual Friends of Wisconsin State Park Photo Contest. The photographers were presented with an award of an advance calendar and a Wisconsin State Park Sticker for 2012. The Annual Awards Banquet of the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks was held at the Lussier Family Heritage Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Calendars are available online at http://www.fwsp.org/fwsp_calendar/.
Several other awards were presented during the evening as well.
In 2010, the Friends of Wyalusing State Park won the Most Successful Friends Group award. Wyalusing State Park also won the Best Water Trail award. A photograph taken by Randy Paske also won. Here is the link for the blog entry. In 2009, Brian Hefty won the Park Manager of the Year.
The framed photo, shown above, will be available during The Friends of Wyalusing State Park's Spirits Night, the last Saturday in September of 2012. The photograph is printed on special linen-foil. It will be also be displayed in the park office.
Additional Award Banquet photos at this link.
The next Friends of Wyalusing State Park will be held on November 14, 2011, in the Park Office. The meeting begins at 6:00 PM. The public is welcome to attend. We welcome all newcomers and members with open arms. Really!