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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Next Meeting
March 6

Our March 6th meeting will be at Imperial Garden - Madison.

Hi ARC people,

Our next meeting is coming up fast. It's March 6 at Imperial Gardens in Middleton. A wide variety of Chinese dishes will be served family style. It's always a popular venue.

Even better, we will have a speaker! Chuck Pils, a DNR wildlife biologist who worked for 33 years before retiring in 1999, has traveled to Cuba 9 times from 1999 to 2017 and has worked with Cubans on educational, scientific, and diplomatic issues. His talk, Cuba Science, explores cooperative programs between the U.S. and Cuba including medicine, education, and natural resource management.

I sure hope to see you there!

I am working with Wisconsin Green Fire to get us a presentation on the exploding sport of wake boating and its impact on our lakes. Stay tuned.

If you get a chance, click on over to the ARC News Now tab. You may have heard that the state senate rejected Todd Ambs appointment to the Natural Resources Board, in spite of the fact that it's hard to envision a more qualified candidate. His statement to the senate is on our News Now tab, printed with Todd's permission.

That's all for now. See you on Wednesday, March 6.