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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Welcome to the ARC Breaking News/Action page where you are encouraged to enter items members may be interested in reading that are too timely to wait for discussion at our next monthly meeting.

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Important Timely News

Retired Rick                                           Feb 23, 2019

The Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame (WCHF) will honor three Conservation Leaders, Scott Craven, Don Johnson and Aroline Schmitt.on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

The Induction Ceremony will be at The Atrium at SentryWorld in Stevens Point. The public is invited.

Go to our Whats New Page for details.

Retired Rick                                           Feb 10, 2019

Many of you had the chance to work with Lois Simon over her 37 year career as manager of the Wisconsin Wetland Inventory. Lois was passionate about Wisconsin's wetlands and spent her career protecting them with incredible energy.

Lois passed away January 23 after a 16 month battle with cancer. She died with her best friend and husband, Dale, by her side. A private service was held in her honor on Feb. 5th at St. Johns Catholic Church, Princeton, WI.

If you wish to do something in her memory, please consider supporting:
Oneida County Humane Society
1852 N. Stevens St.
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Retired Rick                                           Feb 4, 2019

James Thomas Chizek, age 88, passed away in the morning of Jan. 30, 2019, into the loving arms of our Heavenly Father. A celebration of Jims life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at 10 a.m., at the LODI FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH, 206 Pleasant St., Lodi, with a service to follow. Please join the family for lunch after the service.

Retired Rick                                           Feb 3, 2019

From Dave G. "I just talked to Pat, Roger Amundson's wife, and she told me that Roger had died this afternoon at 2:00. His family was with him. They are looking at January 17 as date for Rogers services, but it is not yet defined. Pat has been a strong companion for Roger and Roger put up a good fight, too. Pats email"
Thanks, Dave.

Retired Rick                                           Jan 22, 2019

John Masterson, husband to Cheryl and father to Maggie and Katherine, passed away on January 19, 2019, after a long courageous battle with cancer.

John worked for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for 23 years as a water quality biologist and Lake Michigan program coordinator.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday (January 26, 2019) at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. Visitation will take place from 11:00 A.M. 3:00 P.M. with Services to follow. Father Matthew Widder, Pastor of Holy Name Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will be in St. Marys Cemetery in Sheboygan Falls, WI.

Retired Rick                                           Jan 11, 2019

On January 11, newly appointed DNR Secretary, Preston Cole, made the following appointments. Elizabeth Kluesner, DNR Deputy Secretary; Cheryl Heilman, Chief Legal Counsel; Fred Souba, Forestry Division Administrator; Doug Haag, Internal Services Division Administrator. Go here to our Whats New page to read about the appointments.

Retired Rick                                           Dec 31, 2018

Kay May passed away December 31, 2018
The obituary will be in Wednesday's Press Gazette or Blaney on-line.
Visitation and Mass will be on Saturday in Amberg, WI at St. Agnes Catholic Church

Retired Rick                                           Dec 18, 2018

Obituary: John Hupperts wife Jan passed away. He was the forester at Eagle River.

Obituary for Jan M. Huppert

Jan Marie Huppert of St. Germain died at her home on Monday December 10, 2018. She was born to the late Norris Knight and Jane (nee Brunette) Knight on February 4, 1955. She loved all her many dogs and the outdoors.
Survivors include her husband John, mother Jane Knight, a sister Kim Knight, a brother Jeff Knight and her dogs Abbey and Parker.
A informal memorial gathering will be on Sunday December 16, 2018 at the Bolger Funeral Home-WOODRUFF chapel from 12 noon to 2:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Humane Society of Vilas County PO Box 905 Eagle River, WI 54521

Retired Rick                                           November 14, 2018

Carl H. Evert Jr., age 80, passed away peacefully at his home in Marxville surrounded by his family on Nov. 10, 2018. See complete obituary here

Retired Rick                                           November 8, 2018

James G. Vennie III, age 71, passed away peacefully at his home in Mazomanie on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. See complete obituary here

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