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, …
Bill Berry, State Columnist for The Cap Times, published an article Remembering conservation champion and citizen activist Aroline Schmitt on April 29, 2019. Those of you who attended the 2019 WCHF Induction Ceremony would have heard the stories first hand, but Bill does a great job of encapsulating many of them in this article.Read more
Father of Wildlife Management Aldo Leopold and Father of Wisconsin Plant Ecology John Curtis conceived of, and designed and planted, with the help of others, the first restored prairie in the world -- Curtis Prairie. This planting showed it was possible to restore an ecosystem and to preserve endangered habitats. Because of that determination, the UW Arboretum has recently been listed in the National Register of Historic Places as the birthplace of restoration ecology.Read more