WCHF Welcomes New President

WCHF Welcomes New President

Meet Patty Dreier

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 …

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Announcing 2020 Inductees to Hall of Fame

Announcing 2020 Inductees to Hall of Fame

WCHF announces the selection of three conservation leaders for induction into the Hall of Fame on April 25, 2019 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.

The Inductees

The inductees this year …

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WCHF receives First Thrivent Choice Program Donation

WCHF receives First Thrivent Choice Program Donation

Reference my earlier post WCHF enrolled in Thrivent Choice Program. We recently received our first donation through the Thrivent Choice Program!

Jerry Knuth, WCHF Secretary, wrote:

“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 …

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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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