Do you care about Wisconsin’s conservation legacy? Are you an admirer of some of our greatest conservationists – Aldo Leopold, John Muir, Gaylord Nelson, the Hamerstroms and Lorrie Otto? If so, I invite you to join this blog and learn about the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame (WCHF) and its inductees and members.
The WCHF is governed by representatives of over 30 not-for-profit Wisconsin conservation organizations, and extra support comes from our Affiliate non-voting members. The WCHF News blog is our way of staying in touch with each other and with the community at large about what’s going on at the Hall of Fame and with its inductees and its members.
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Out of the Mail Age and into the Digital Age, WCHF now has an on-line donate and join function.
Thanks to some much appreciated volunteer time from Jim and Sunshine Buchholz, WCHF now has an online donate and join function. Use this page to renew your membership or make a year-end donation to the WCHF with the convenient PayPal feature. The Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame (WCHF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your membership/donation is tax-deductible.
“Following up on your recent announcement about WCHF now being eligible for Thrivent Choice Dollars, I gave the folks at Thrivent a call to make sure the Hall of Fame is now listed. It is, so I have directed Choice Dollars to be wired to the WCHF Bank Account. I’m told that the wire transfer should go out at the end of next week and will show up on the next Bank Statement. It’s a start toward our 100th WCHF Inductee Fundraiser.
Your announcement, Donna, was a good explanation. If eligible Thrivent Customers are interested in directing Choice …
You are invited to attend the 44th annual meeting of the Wisconsin Section of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA). The meeting will be held at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, on March 12 & 13, 2020. The theme this year is “Wisconsin’s Year of Clean Water.” There will be plenary, oral and poster sessions and lightning talks addressing a wide range of water issues in Wisconsin.
Please see the Call for Papers for more details. Abstracts are due on November 18, 2019. Expect to see a preliminary program and registration materials in January 2020.…
A friend of WCHF recently sent a newspaper article from the Minnesota’s Star Tribune about Wisconsin son Sigurd Olson who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1987. It begins: “Famed author and wilderness advocate Sigurd Olson put a fresh sheet of paper into his typewriter at his home in Ely, Minn., and tapped out a thought.
Written in three lines, centered, like a poem, were these words:
A New Adventure is coming up And I’m sure it will be A good one.”
The next day these words were found by one of his sons, after Sigurd had passed away while on an adventure with his snowshoes. What a fitting memorial for such a literary laureate to wilderness lovers.
WCHF Board member Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin (NRF) will be holding their 2019 Open House on November 7, 2019 to celebrate their new office space and welcome theirnew Executive Director, David Clutter! David will be the NRF’s representative to the WCHF Board of Directors.
Plan to stop by their new office on Paterson Street in Madison for light refreshments, good company and an opportunity to meet Foundation members and partners in conservation.