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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John Muir Anywhere

John Muir Anywhere

On August 22, 2019, I received this note from WCHF friend Richard Hemp and thought I’d share:

“I was in the San Francisco ferry terminal last week and saw these books on John Muir prominently displayed.  Perhaps you may have seen some or all these publications.  His ongoing outreach continues to be amazing.  So great for WCHF visibility.”

John Muir, often referred to as the Father of the National Parks, was WCHF’s first induction into the Hall of Fame in 1985, along with Aldo Leopold, Father of Wildlife Ecology and the United States’ Wilderness System.…

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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 Museum Receives Donation of Owen Gromme Print

WCHF Museum Receives Donation of Owen Gromme Print

We are delighted to send our thanks out to the WCHF Board Member organization Citizens Natural Resources Association (CNRA) for their gift of an Owen Gromme print entitled “Requiem Horicon Marsh: 1916-1976,” and also to Donna and John VanBuecken for framing the print. Donna is Vice President and currently Acting President of WCHF. The print hangs in the Wisconsin Heroes display in the WCHF Conservation History Museum in the Wisconsin’s Heroes display.

Owen Gromme (1896-1991), a 1994 inductee of the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame, was a renowned wildlife artist and conservationist. He created this painting for CNRA to protest the damage he believed the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources were causing to Horicon Marsh during the mid-1970s. …

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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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