September 9th is the 100th Anniversary of Lorrie Otto’s Birth

September 9th is the 100th Anniversary of Lorrie Otto’s Birth

Today, September 9th would have been Lorrie Otto’s 100th birthday. Lorrie Otto — Queen of the Prairie. Lorrie Otto — the inspiration for Wild Ones — was a 1999 inductee into the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame. Consider making a donation in her memory to the Hall of Fame Today!

LORRIE’S STORY

Lorraine “Lorrie” Stoeber was born in 1919 near Madison, Wisconsin. She lived on a farm where she learned to love the soil and the biodiversity of the landscape. As a young woman who was tall and smart, she got involved in many things from modeling evening gowns for wholesale houses to preparing to be a pilot in the World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program.

She graduated from the University …

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The Wisconsin Pollinator Protection Fund

The Wisconsin Pollinator Protection Fund

Anonymous members of WCHF voting member organization Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin recently donated $500,000 to establish the Wisconsin Pollinator Protection Fund which will support native pollinator conservation across the State. This donation requires a matching donation to establish a permanent endowment fund for Wisconsin pollinator conservation.

Goals of the program include:

  1. capacity building for Wisconsin polliantor conservation
  2. habitat creation and enhancement
  3. research and monitoring
  4. education and outreach

See also Anonymous half-million dollar donation creates hope for Wisconsin pollinators.

For more information, contact Caitlin Williamson Director of Conservation Programs.…

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WCHF Enrolled in Thrivent Choice Program

WCHF Enrolled in Thrivent Choice Program

We received word this past week that the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame Foundation Inc is now enrolled in Thrivent Choice® and will be listed in the Thrivent Choice online catalog.

Thrivent Choice is a member-advised program that allows eligible members to recommend where Thrivent distributes part of its charitable outreach funds each year. When eligible Thrivent members direct Choice Dollars® to WCHF in a particular month, Thrivent reviews the recommendation and makes an electronic deposit in our bank account by the 10th of the following month. Those funds may be used to carry out the WCHF mission.

Please make friends, co-workers and family members, who may be eligible to direct Choice Dollars, aware of this recognition. WCHF Thrivent Choice

If you …

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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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