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A Message About Justice from Wisconsin's Green Fire
We believe we can speak for all of us at Wisconsin’s Green Fire in stating our shared outrage and sadness over the killing of George Floyd by law enforcement in Minneapolis. The monumental response by citizens in overwhelmingly peaceful protests all over the country and the world has brought into relief, once again, the long and deep patterns of violence, injustice, and inequities that are especially faced by African Americans, Native Americans, and people of color in America.
The legacies of injustice and racism have affected conservation work in ways many of us may never have realized, in part because we may never have seen the people and opportunities that have simply been missing.
As individuals, and as an organization, we’re all challenged today to ask: what do these historic events mean for us, and what do they demand from us?
Sept. 23, 2021 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Wisconsin's Green Fire 2021 Annual Meeting- Wisconsin Conservation: Today's Challenges and Tomorrow's Leaders
Our WGF annual meeting this year focused on the state of our conservation tradition, with a special focus on the students and young professionals joining today's conservation movement. Our keynote speaker Christine Thomas shared her long experience as Dean of the College of Natural Resources at UW-Stevens Point, and her tenure on the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board.
Members of our Student and Young Professional Work Group also closed the meeting sharing their inspiration for remaining in the conservation field.
Sept - Oct 2021
WGF 2021 Regional Conservation Socials
Locations and Dates
WGF members and friends gathered around Wisconsin this fall to celebrate conservation successes, raise a glass, and greet each other in person again. All of these events were held at venues with indoor and outdoor seating to help assure a COVID-safe experience.
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