Stan Temple at Prairie Fest August 3, 2019

Stan Temple at Prairie Fest August 3, 2019

WCHF Board representative and Professor Emeritus in Conservation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Stanley A  Temple will be the keynote speaker at Prairie Fest on Saturday, August 3, 2019 held at the Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. His presentation entitled “Monarch Butterflies, Private Land and Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic will be at 12:30PM. He will speak about management practices on privately owned land which have helped to reverse the drastic decline in the Monarch population over the last ten years.

For more information, go to Prairie Fest. WCHF Board member Wild Ones Fox Valley Area Chapter will be an exhibitor along with many other conservation organizations.

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WCHF Vice President Receives Award

We are pleased to say WCHF Vice President Donna VanBuecken has received an Invader Crusader Award in the category of Volunteer Individual from the Wisconsin Invasive Species Council. The ceremony was held at the Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin on June 5, 2019.

Here’s what the Council had to say about Donna’s award:

Donna VanBuecken has worked with invasive species for nearly 40 years, beginning as an at-large member of the Wild Ones and then as a founding member of the Fox Valley Area Chapter, where she has served on the Board of Directors for over 20 years. She also served as the national Wild Ones first Executive Director for 17 years.

As a founding member of the Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin,

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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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Lorrie Otto in the News

Bill Berry is a WCHF Governor and he is also a columnist for the Madison Capital Times. He recently wrote a column featuring Lorrie Otto entitled “Will we survive the current batch of ‘environmental terrorist’?” He talks about the heroes of the environmental movement started in the 1960s like Lorrie Otto and the Citizens Natural Resources Association (CNRA), and about the terrorists who are today dismantling Nixon’s EPA.

It’s a good read. I especially liked the final para which reads “Will we survive the current batch of “environmental terrorists”? Maybe. Personally, I wish Lorrie Otto was still alive so I could watch her tear Pruitt apart.” I would, too!…

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Natural Resources Foundation has New Website

WCHF Board of Directors member Natural Resources Foundation has a new update website. It is the Foundation’s hope the new design will be easier to navigate and will do a better job showing the big picture of everything they do. Feel free to let them know you like it! Email Caitlin Williamison

The Natural Resources Foundation has been a member of the WCHF Board of Directors since 2016.…

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