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:
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 of the #MeToo Movement, blogging and social media has made it easier to mobilize concerned citizens around fraught issues. When people despair about the state of the environment, they can think back to what happened with DDT.” (Shepherd Express)
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!
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.
It is with sad heart we post the news that Peter Muto has passed away. We were fortunate to have had Peter as a member of the WCHF Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee for many years, most recently serving as WCHF Treasurer. As WCHF President Joe Passineau noted “Peter was always enthusiastic and actively promoting the WCHF.” Read more
For over thirty years NWF has worked to preserve our state’s most vulnerable public resources – our land, our water, our endangered species as well as providing conservation education to thousands.
In making the presentation, Bill said “Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction” as well as physical and mental health. So we are all in this together.”
He concluded with, “The Natural Resources Foundation is pleased to present the Besadny grant award to the Conservation Hall of Fame. The grant to the Hall of Fame will help with website design and upgrades. The committee felt its importance mirrors the evolving methods of getting one’s message across many venues and commended the Board and staff for taking those steps. It will help the Hall of Fame do its important work even more effectively by getting the message out to larger more diverse audiences.
We look forward to working closely with the Hall of Fame to preserve Wisconsin’s Conservation Legacy for the future.”