Tia Nelson’s Message for Earth Week 2024

Note from Carolyn Pralle, WGF Communications and Outreach Coordinator

This Earth Week message comes from Tia Nelson, one of WGF’s Ambassadors, and an international champion for environmental stewardship.

The Wisconsin’s Green Fire team thanks you for donating to our Earth Week 2024 spring appeal fundraiser toward WGF research, education, and scholarships.


When my father, former Wisconsin Governor …

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Musings from Meleesa: Earth Week 2024

Meleesa Johnson in a purple jacket at Schmeekle Reserve in Stevens Point WI

Let’s Celebrate Earth Week: April 21-27, 2024

Meleesa Johnson, April 2024

Earth Week is almost here, and we are gearing up for our Spring Appeal for Wisconsin’s Green Fire.

Late April is a special time of year in Wisconsin. Sturgeon are spawning, spring ephemerals are blooming, and birds are migrating back to their breeding grounds around …

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Conservation Congress Spring Hearings April 2024

Help shape conservation policies during the Wisconsin Conservation Congress “Spring Hearings” this April. 

Photo: Dr. F Eugene Hester, USFWS

Every spring, the Wisconsin Conservation Congress and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) seek input from the public on natural resources policies. Since 1934, these “Spring Hearings,” have been an important part of Wisconsin’s conservation …

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Making an impact – Tom Jerow and Gov. Evers

aerial view of trees in the Pelican River Forest with blue hills in the background

Conservation succeeds through nonpartisan teamwork!

by Meleesa Johnson, WGF Executive Director

Pelican River Forest WI, photo copyright Jay Brittain, courtesy of Gathering Waters

When Tom Jerow answered his phone last week, I bet he wasn’t expecting a call from Governor Tony Evers! As the two talked, Gov. Evers thanked Tom for helping to conserve the Pelican …

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Discussing PFAS with Gov. Evers

Governor Tony Evers and WGF Executive Director Meleesa Johnson

by Meleesa Johnson, WGF Executive Director

Governor Tony Evers (left) and WGF Executive Director Meleesa Johnson (right) in Marshfield, March 14, 2024

On March 14th, I was proud to represent Wisconsin’s Green Fire (WGF) at an event in Marshfield to discuss PFAS funding with Governor Tony Evers. PFAS are the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances famous …

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2023-2024 Legislative Session is Over

By Paul Heinen, WGF Policy Director

Summary of WGF’s Legislative Activities during the 2023-2024 Session

Madison skyline from Lake Mendota. Photo by Michael Cain.

The Wisconsin State Legislature has completed its work for the 2023-2024 session and will not return until early January of 2025. Following the November 2024 elections, the Legislature will have a whole …

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