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.
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.…Read more
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 …Read more
A new book featuring Lorrie Otto quite prominently has hit the shelves. Mending the Earth in Milwaukee, written and published by Ney Tait Fraser, is a how-to guide about natural landscaping in southeastern Wisconsin, but is written in such lyrical fashion it’s like reading about an urban adventure. The stories are about Lorrie Otto and 15 friends and acquaintances, some of who took the plunge as early as the 1970s and 1980s, who began converting their yards to natural landscaping using native plants. Their stories are about a love affair with native flora that continues through to today, and the many photos included in the book only add to the adventure.
Lorrie Otto who led the battle to ban DDT in Wisconsin in the …Read more
WCHF was recently notified by the Natural Resources Foundation (NWF) that they will be receiving a C.D. Besadny Conservation grant for $1,000 to be used to develop a Touchscreen Computer Exhibit for Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame Gallery. The actual award will be delivered in person to the WCHF Board on November 3, 2018. Congratulations to WCHF.
Thank you to the Natural Resources Foundation.
List of other grant recipients.…Read more