Joe Knoll Heritage Award

Joe Knoll was passionate about saving and sharing FPS history through pictures, stories and memories.  Many of the images, quips and quotes on this site are here because of Joe's dedication.

Joe Knoll was passionate about saving and sharing FPS history through pictures, stories and memories. Many of the images, quips and quotes on this site are here because of Joe’s dedication.

The Joe Knoll Heritage Award may be bestowed upon an individual(s) who has made a lasting and significant contribution to furthering the conservation, restoration, or interpretation of the historical or cultural heritage of Florida State Parks or the Florida Park Service Alumni Association.

Award Criteria 

  • Nominee(s) shall have made a long-term contribution or a specific project that contributes to the conservation, restoration, or interpretation of the historical or cultural heritage of the Florida Park Service or the Florida Park Service Alumni Association.
  • Nominees may include members of the Association, current or previous employees of the Florida Park Service and current or previous volunteers of the Florida Park Service. 

The Nomination will include the following (no more than two pages):

  • Nominee’s name, title (if applicable), affiliation, and length of time he/she has been engaged in the activities being recognized in the nomination.
  • Describe the long-term contribution or a specific project in which the individual(s) is nominated for.
  • Describe the purpose and goals of the project or endeavors?
  • Describe his/her activities that are relevant to the conservation, restoration, or interpretation of the historical or cultural heritage of Florida Park Service or the Florida Park Service Alumni Association. Please provide specific examples.

Procedure 

  • Nominations for the Joe Knoll Heritage Award shall be received in writing by the Chairman of the Awards Committee a minimum of 60 days prior to the Annual meeting at which the award is to be presented.
  • Nominations may be submitted by any current member of the Association or any employee or volunteer of the Florida Park Service.
  • The Awards Committee shall be responsible for evaluating the nominations and making the final selection of the recipient of the Joe Knoll Heritage Award. The committee chairman will notify the President of the selection.
  • No more than one Joe Knoll Heritage Award shall be conferred in any given year.
  • The Joe Knoll Heritage Award shall be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association.
  • The Joe Knoll Heritage Award will consist of an appropriate memento, such as a framed photograph or artwork or other item that relates to the nomination or nominee, with a value not to exceed $100.