Nominate a Volunteer Hero today! It’s time to celebrate volunteers.

A volunteer helps with a restoration project at McClane Creek Nature Trail. Photo: DNR

The Commissioner’s Volunteer Hero Award was established to salute DNR’s volunteers who have dedicated their time, enthusiasm, and efforts to support several of DNR’s programs.

This award not only recognizes an outstanding volunteer who has shown tireless commitment, it also celebrates all of DNR’s valuable volunteers.

This is your chance to nominate a volunteer who has spent countless hours battling blackberries and scotch broom from overtaking trails and other natural areas.

Or maybe this person spends weekend after weekend volunteering for the Forest Watch Program. The nominee may faithfully spend time providing information and nature interpretation to school children and other forest visitors. Your ‘volunteer hero’ may regularly trek out in the field to collect data or monitor plant species, providing valuable information to staff scientists.

Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark helps volunteers pull up scotch broom at Mima Mounds NAP. Photo: DNR.

Whether they have spent years maintaining and building recreational trails, organizing volunteer work parties, or providing clerical assistance, we want to hear about their extraordinary dedication and support.

Please take a moment to fill out the form to nominate a ‘Volunteer Hero’ – someone whose dedicated service, impeccable performance, and demonstrated leadership can serve as an inspiration for us all.

Thank you for taking the time to celebrate DNR’s Volunteer Heroes.

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