Wisconsin Hall of Fame Foundation Recognizes Conservationists

Wisconsin has historically pioneered new concepts and ideas. A number of progressive steps toward the conservation of natural resources have originated in Wisconsin, including: the first rural zoning law in the U.S., the first pilot soil conservation demonstration project in the U.S., the first general conservation curriculum started by Fred Schmeeckle, and the first bond issue for outdoor recreation.

These progressive ideas and programs have been accomplished through the continuing efforts of leaders in the conservation field. These individuals have exhibited wisdom, foresight and perseverance, and have gained support of the Wisconsin citizens.

The Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame and Hall of Fame Foundation have been established to permanently recognize the people who have made contributions in resource management. The Hall of Fame shall encourage citizens to involve themselves in efforts to manage resources effectively and beneficially promote an interest in conservation among Wisconsin youth and to encourage continued education about conservation issues so they inspire leadership in future resource conservation efforts.

The 2018 Induction Ceremony

The 2018 Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony for Roy and Charlotte Lukes, George Meyer and Arlie Schorger will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Earth Day, April 14, 2018 at Sentry Theater in Stevens Point. The public is invited.

A coffee reception will be held at 9 a.m. Following the ceremony, a luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the Sentry World Center. The Induction Ceremony and Coffee Reception are free and open to the public. Reservations for lunch ($25 per person) may be made online or by calling Schmeeckle Reserve at 715-346-4992.

Hall of Fame Inductees

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Learn about Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame inductees through the history of Horicon Marsh. The WCHF and Schmeeckle Visitor Center includes a sunlit gallery displaying the recognition plaques of the inductees.