Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame to honor three inductees
For the City Times
STEVENS POINT — The Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame (WCHF) will honor three new leaders who have contributed much to Wisconsin’s Conservation Legacy.
This year’s ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday April 13th at SentryWorld (the Atrium) in Stevens Point. The public is invited.
The Inductees this year include:
(1) Scott Craven – a well-known UW-Madison Wildlife Professor who advanced the public’s understanding and appreciation for Wisconsin’s wildlife and natural resources through his Public Radio Programs, UW-Extension and 4-H Leadership efforts, and projects promoting hunter education and land stewardship.
(2) Don Johnson – a popular newspaper columnist for the Milwaukee Sentinel who for over 40 years enlightened readers about Wisconsin’s great outdoors and encouraged them to get involved in key conservation and environmental policies affecting the State’s wildlife, waterways, forests and parklands.
(3) Aroline Schmitt – a pioneering woman and citizen conservationist, who worked in a man’s world during the 1930-1960’s to advance sustainable forestry and to promote fledgling conservation organizations and initiatives in Wisconsin and the nation.
Induction Ceremony Details
The Induction Ceremony will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at SentryWorld (the Atrium) in Stevens Point. A coffee reception at 12:30 p.m. will precede the Ceremony. The Dinner, at 4:30 p.m., is also in the Atrium.
The Induction Ceremony and Coffee Reception are free and open to the public. The Ceremony includes tributes by invited speakers and the presentation of recognition plaques which will be displayed in the WCHF Visitor Center in Schmeeckle Reserve.
Reservations for dinner ($25 per person) may be made online at Eventbrite http://bit.ly/WCHF2019Registration or by calling Schmeeckle Reserve at 715-346-4992.