AWRA – Wisconsin Section Annual Conference

AWRA – Wisconsin Section Annual Conference
You are invited to attend the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Section of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA). The meeting will be held at the Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, Wisconsin on February 28 and March 1, 2019. Our theme this year is “Clearing the Waters: Effective Science and Communication.” We are planning plenary, oral, poster and lightning sessions that will address technical and policy issues of surface water and groundwater in Wisconsin with an emphasis on science communication.Read more

Full News Release for 2019 Induction Ceremony

Full News Release for 2019 Induction Ceremony

The full press release for the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame 2019 Induction Ceremony for Scott Craven, Don Johnson and Aroline Schmitt has been published throughout Wisconsin and elsewhere.


Full News Release in pdf format

Full News Release in doc format


Thus year’s induction will take place at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Earth Day, April 13, 2019 at Sentry Theater in Stevens Point. The public is invited.

A coffee reception will be held at 12:30 p.m., and the induction ceremony followed by a luncheon at 4:30 p.m. The Induction Ceremony and Coffee Reception are free and open to the public. Reservations for lunch ($25 per person) may be made online or by calling Schmeeckle Reserve at 715-346-4992.…

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WCHF Receives $250 Seed Money from Thrivent Financial

WCHF is pleased to announce they have received “seed money” in the amount of $250 from Thrivent Financial. This seed money is to be used toward developing a Touchscreen Computer Exhibit for the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame Gallery.

Thank you to the Thrivent Action Team that made this possible.


Thrivent Action Teams

Thrivent Financial is a not-for-profit financial services organization which helps people be wise with their money, and helps their members to live generously and make a positive impact in their community. Thrivent members have the opportunity to carry out two Action Team projects each year. Approved project leaders receive $250 in “seed money” to carry out a community service project. The seed money helps offset event costs, provide food …

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WCHF People in the News

A recent article in the Shepherd Express featured several people associated with Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame (WCHF).  Entitled “Lessons from the Historic Banning of DDT,” Virginia Small covered everything from the historical to the current lessons learned through the process of banning DDT and mentions:

Lorrie Otto – inducted into Hall of Fame 1999.

Joseph Hickey — inducted into Hall of Fame

Gaylord Nelson — inducted into Hall of Fame

Frederick L Ott — nominated to the Hall of Fame

Bill Berry — member of WCHF Board of Governors

She closed the article with several quotes from Whitney Gould, who covered the DDT hearings for the Capital Times.  “Environmental protection works….” “…Triumph of Science.” “…Citizen activism pays off.”

With “…the rise …

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