Friends Group Partner Award
The Friends Group Partner Award is an annual recognition of outstanding stewardship, volunteerism, and collaboration by a Friends Group in support of a park or trail.
Recognizing Outstanding Stewardship
Starting in 2020, Parks & Trails Council began celebrating the unique role that Friends Groups play in supporting Minnesota’s parks and trails by issuing an award to a Friends Group partner that demonstrates the values of stewardship, volunteerism, and collaboration.
The award is presented during our Annual Dinner event.
Each award is laser engraved, showing the different ecosystems in Minnesota and displaying the group’s name prominently. The award is presented to the Friends Group for them to display at the park or trail or another place meaningful to the group.
Friends Group Partner Award Recipients
Gateway Brown’s Creek Trail Association
Trail advocates who go the extra mile
Friends of Lake Maria State Park
Providing public and youth engagement opportunities