"Noyes to receive first Green Tie Award" (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Milwaukee Journal SentinelSeptember 7, 2016
As far back as Chris Noyes of River Hills can remember, a pair of forces helped shape him.
There was the Brule River in northern Wisconsin, where the Noyes family has ventured since the 1880s.
And there was the legacy of care for the state's natural resources laid by his grandfather, Haskell Noyes, one of Wisconsin's conservation greats.
Fortified by environment and genetics, Chris Noyes was destined to devote part of his life to conservation.
"As we grew up, our family learned what was expected of us," said Noyes, 59. "And spending time on the Brule instilled a sense of how important it was to preserve such special places for everybody to enjoy."
Over the last several decades, Noyes has volunteered on the boards of conservation organizations and, with fellow family members, continued a tradition of support for field wardens with the Department of Natural Resources.
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