The Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame (WCHF) will celebrate its 32nd Induction Ceremony on April 30th by honoring a well respected ornithologist who helped make Wisconsin more 'bird friendly' and a naturalist who helped preserve habitat for rare wildlife and flora
Inductees that will be honored posthumously include citizen advocate Noel Cutright, and public servant LeRoy Lintereur.
The public is invited to participate in the recognition ceremony at 10 a.m. April 30, at Sentry Theater, located at Sentry Insurance Headquarters, 1800 North Point Dr., Steven Point, WI. A 9 a.m. coffee hour will precede the program., followed by a luncheon at noon at the High Court Restaurant in the Sentry World Sports Building.
Luncheon reservations can be made by calling 715-346-4992. Cost is $25 per person.
Noel Cutright is recognized for his love of bird song, his passion for knowing and sharing, and his wisdom in blending profession with avocation.
As president and longtime leader of the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, he significantly advanced its efforts in citizen science and ecological restoration.
As Senior Ecologist working for We-Energies for 30 years, he became the 'conservation conscience' of the energy industry and helped business and industry see that caring for the earth is also good for the ledger book.
LeRoy Lintereur will be remembered for the marshes, woods and waterways he loved. As a Wildlife Manager for the DNR for 30 years, he spent most of his professional life fighting for the wildlife and wetlands of northeastern Wisconsin.
As an expert witness in a precedent-setting Wisconsin Supreme Court case, he helped to defend and ultimately preserve many wetlands in Wisconsin.
As a gifted naturalist, he shared his sense of wonder and passion for nature through his teaching and writing.
Hall of Fame
The Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame is a non-for-profit organization composed of 23 Wisconsin conservation-related voting organizations and many individual affiliate members.
It was established to encourage the growth and practice of a conservation ethic as a legacy for the people of the State.
Inductees into the WCHF have significantly contributed to conservation programs, projects, public understanding and conservation ethics within the State of Wisconsin and the nation.
To read the biographies of previous inductees visit www.wchf.org.
The WCHF Gallery displaying walnut plaques of all inductee likenesses is located at the Schmeeckle Reserve Visitors Center, 2419 North Point Dr., Stevens Point.