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Explore Love Protect Events

Thank you for your remarkable dedication to Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife! You’ve made an extraordinary commitment to conservation across our beautiful state.

In appreciation of your generosity, you’re invited to attend the 2024 NRF Explore Love Protect (ELP) events! You’ll be in good company with other NRF enthusiasts to experience conservation at its best and get an inside look at NRF strategic initiatives with David Clutter, NRF’s executive director. This year’s ELP events will focus on important conservation landscapes that NRF helps support. They’ll be led by David, conservation experts, and environmental educators.

Online registration is required as space is limited. Please bring guests! Your belief in NRF is the best way to help others learn more about our critical conservation work.

We value inclusion and access for all who wish to join us. To discuss accommodations or dietary needs, please email us.

Learn more about each event & RSVP by clicking the registration links below.

History & Hike of Wisconsin’s Only Urban Forest

Discover the extraordinary history of Wisconsin’s only urban forest, transformed from prison to park, and its significance in connecting people to nature.


  • Location: Havenwoods State Forest (Milwaukee County)
  • Date: Saturday, July 13th 9-11AM
A path going through a brightly green forest of tall trees

Restoration, Wild Rice, and Culture

Visit the site of an incredible restoration effort led by tribal and conservation partners to bring back wild rice (known as manoomin to the Ojibwe people) for its ecological and cultural importance.


  • Location: Spur Lake State Natural Area (Oneida County)
  • Date: Friday, August 2nd 1-4PM
a person holding wild rice

Tour the Largest Tallgrass Prairie East of the Mississippi

Explore this unique Driftless site and learn about the landscape restoration work happening along the Lower Wisconsin Riverway.

  • Location: Avoca Prairie & Savanna State Natural Areas (Iowa County)
  • Date: Friday, September 13th 9:30AM-12PM
A grassy prairie under a clear sky
Soumika Gaddameedi

Soumika Gaddameedi

Event & Donor Relations Coordinator

(608) 409-3144

Soumika Gaddameedi (she/her) coordinates the Great Wisconsin Birdathon and other special events to engage and inspire a statewide conservation community.

Banner photo by Damian Vraniak.