Announcing the 2016 Texans for State Parks Awards
(last year’s winners)
Congratulations Again to the 2016 Winners
Outstanding Ranger for the Year 2016!
Wesley Hamilton ~ Ft. Boggy Creek State Park
Outstanding Volunteer Award for the Year 2016!
Andrew Barneby ~ Devil’s Sinkhole
Outstanding Friend’s Group for the Year 2016! (Tie)
Devil’s Sinkhole Society ~ Devil’s Sinkhole SNA
Friends of Ft. Richardson ~ Ft. Richardson State Park
And now for us to know who you want to nominate for the
2017 Texans for State Parks Awards
Last year, our Distinguished Awards Program was a tremendous success thanks to all the great nominations we received. We are pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the 2017 Texans for State Parks Awards Program. We will be recognizing and making awards in the following categories: Anyone can submit a nomination, but we only want one nomination per park in each of the three areas. Each park can provide one nomination in each of the award areas:
The winner of Distinguished Volunteer and the Friend’s Group will be presented at the Annual Texans for State Parks meeting February 24th at McKinney Falls State Park. The winner of the Ranger Award will be presented at an upcoming TPWD Commission meeting. In addition to statewide and local publicity for winners in each category, a plaque and a donation will be presented to the winning Friends Group. The winning volunteer will receive a plaque and a free annual Texas State Parks pass.
Additional information regarding these awards will be forthcoming by email or US mail on December 1st. Nomination forms and additional information regarding these awards can be found at the Texans for State Parks website ~ www.texansforstateparks.org.
Important Dates to Remember
Nominations Open ~ December 1, 2017
Nominations Close ~ February 1, 2018
Awards Presented ~ Annual TfSP Meeting at McKinney Falls State Park
February 24, 2018
Texans for State Parks Awards Committee
Sally Scott Offie Walker Ruth Jordan Tom Rhodes