2017 Press Releases
Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin joins national effort to save the monarch butterfly (Feb. 15, 2017)
The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin is partnering with the nation-wide Monarch Joint Venture to support efforts to save monarch butterflies from extinction. In the last 20 years, monarch butterfly populations have declined by more than 70 percent due to habitat loss, pesticide use, climate change, and other threats. Wisconsin is a primary breeding ground for monarchs and has been identified as a key location in the conservation effort.
Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin awarded $100,000 grant to address water quality issues on Lake Michigan Shoreline (Feb. 1, 2017)
The grant, from the Fund for Lake Michigan, will clean up an important coastal beach in Manitowoc County. Point Beach State Forest, part of the Wisconsin State Parks system, draws nearly 400,000 visitors each year to its six miles of sandy beach and other attractions. Unfortunately, E. coli contamination has made the beach waters unsafe for recreation in recent years.
Headlines about the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin
February 16, 2017: Not as many snowy owls in Wisconsin this winter (Wisconsin State Journal)
January 24, 2017: SANC plans bird club event (North Shore Now)
January 20, 2017: Making a place for insects in our world (Mikwaukee Journal Sentinel)