The Association of Retired Conservationists was organized by a group of retirees from the Wisconsin Conservation Department in the 1960's. By the mid-1970's, the WCD had been combined with the Department of Resource Development to form the Department of Natural Resources, and the retirees group had grown significantly, met monthly for lunch and began inviting speakers to address the group on issues of interest to the members. Today, the organization has more than two hundred members.

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Important Timely News

Jerry Stein                                           Jun 8, 2016

PYARE SQUARE IS COMING DOWN!!! Pyare is being demolished and will be replaced by apartment buildings. The rear "L" is gone as of this date. Will try to send picture to Rick W. for posting on the Website.

Retired Rick                                           May 23, 2016

Marian Kathryn Genin, age 91, of Madison, died on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at Agrace HospiceCare.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, May 23, 2016, at 11 a.m. at ST. THOMAS AQUINAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 602 Everglade Drive, Madison, WI 53717 with Father Bart Timmerman presiding.

Visitation will be at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass. A luncheon at the church will follow the Mass, and her burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery on Speedway Road, Madison.

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from Bob H.                                           Apr 10, 2016


My last day in service approaches soon- May 13.

I promised I would send out details as I and my family would like to host a celebration in recognition of 30 very rewarding years.

Our culture is such that we often forget to celebrate the good things and dwell on the tough stuff. Well, forget that! I would like to do this right- you are all a huge part of my life and happiness - so lets live and be happy together.

I have scoured my resources in an attempt to reach 30 + years of personal networks. I may have neglected to add a few folks - so share this please.

Please join us on May 14th. An electronic RSVP is requested so we can plan accordingly.

Click here for announcement!

See you there!

Kurt Welke
Fisheries Manager, Fisheries Bureau, Water Division
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
3911 Fish Hatchery Rd, Fitchburg Wi 53711

DuWayne Gebken                                           Apr 10, 2016

Here is the obituary for Clarence (Pat) Cline. Pat was my first supervisor at Black River Falls.

Retired' Rick                                           Apr 8, 2016

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