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WCHF has announced the selection of three conservation leaders for induction into the Hall of Fame on April 25, 2020 at the SentryWorld (the Atrium) in Stevens Point. The 2020 Induction Ceremony will celebrate our 100th inductee into the Hall of Fame.
The Inductees – Stephen Born, Jens Jensen and Stanley Temple
The inductees this year will be Stephen Born, a well-known UW-Madison professor who specialized in environmental planning and worked on almost every aspect of water management, from the Great Lakes to inland lakes to groundwater and rivers and watersheds, and is an expert fly fisher; Jens Jensen, a landscape architect who developed many of our Midwest parks, focusing on indigenous plants and ecological processes of this region’s prairie landscape, and …
WCHF has a new President. Her name is Patty Dreier and she comes to us courtesy of the Ice Age Trail Alliance. Patty has dedicated her life to helping people become better stewards of our planet, so the role of leading the WCHF organization in honoring Wisconsin’s conservation heroes should come naturally to her. In fact, she was the person who delivered the speech when John Muir was inducted into the WCHF in 1985. (She was a UW-Stevens Point graduate student at the time.)
Patty has a BS in Biology with emphasis on Botany (1982) and a MS in Natural Resources with emphasis on Environmental Education (1988). As a grant writer, she has been successful in securing over $200 million in grant …
WCHF announces the selection of three conservation leaders for induction into the Hall of Fame on April 25, 2020 at the SentryWorld in Stevens Point. Our 2020 ceremony marks the induction of our 100th conservation hero. The public is invited to help us celebrate this milestone.
A coffee reception will be held prior to the morning Induction Ceremony on Saturday, April 25th at the SentryWorld (the Atrium) in Stevens Point. There will be a luncheon following the ceremony.
The Induction Ceremony and Coffee Reception are free. There will be a fee for the luncheon. Reservations for lunch will be required.
Watch this blog for specific details during the next few weeks. Again, all activities are open to the public.
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.