On-Line Donate Link is Live

On-Line Donate Link is Live

Out of the Mail Age and into the Digital Age, WCHF now has an on-line donate and join function.WCHF Donate Page

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.

Just click on the Join/Donate tab on the WCHF website and give it a try.…

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Call for Papers – AWRA-WI 44th Annual Meeting

Call for Papers – AWRA-WI 44th Annual Meeting

We have received the following notice from WCHF Voting member American Water Resources Association – Wisconsin Section.

Call for Papers

Wisconsin’s Year of Clean Water March 12-12, 2020

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.…

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Natural Resources Foundation has new Executive Director

Natural Resources Foundation has new Executive Director

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 their new 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.

Please RSVP by October 29 if you plan to attend.

 

Details about the Open House

DATE: Thursday, November 7, 2019

TIME: 3:00-6:00 pm

LOCATION: 211 S Paterson St. Suite 100, Madison

PARKING: Parking is available onsite. Additional parking is available on Paterson Street.

FOOD/BEVERAGES: Light refreshments …

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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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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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