2018 Annual Report

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NATURAL RESOURCES FOUNDATION OF WISCONSIN

2018

Kim Grveles

ANNUAL REPORT


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A N N U A L

R E P O R T

Dear Friends, One of our core beliefs at the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin is that nature has inherent value, and that people have the ability to make a difference. When we look back on 2018 we saw just how true this can be. First, we celebrated the 25-year anniversary of our Field Trip program, an initiative that began in 1993 as just three trips piloted by Barb Barzen. Twenty-five years and 2,604 trips later, our Field Trips have grown to become a core part of our mission under the leadership of Christine Tanzer who took on the program in 1997. With the support of over 5,000 members and supporters, we made great strides in our grant programs. Last year we continued to expand our focus on education and outreach, increasing our grantmaking in this area by nearly 500%. We also celebrated the success of wildlife repopulation efforts, like the steady comeback of endangered species like the Kirtland’s warbler and the piping plover. Finally, we continued to respond to the 2015 state budget cuts that eliminated over 10% of our operational budget and challenged us to work harder than ever to make sure no part of our impact on Wisconsin was lost. By the end of 2018, our Bluffs to Great Lake Shores Campaign was well on its way to reaching our $1.1 million goal that will allow us to establish a permanent endowment fund, the Evergreen Fund, so we can be ready to respond to Wisconsin’s most critical conservation needs. All of this was possible thanks to the support we receive from our members, partner organizations, volunteers, and Field Trip leaders. Thank you for your commitment to WisConservation. We look forward to all the ways we can make a difference in 2019!

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To connect generations to the wonders of Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife through conservation, education, engagement, and giving.

Martin Henert 2018 Board Chair JOSHUA MAYER

Ruth Oppedahl Executive Director

Our Mission

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Your Impact $474,070 Invested in Wisconsin In 2018, your contributions helped fund more than 200 grants across Wisconsin, connecting generations to our state’s beloved outdoors and responding to Wisconsin’s most critical conservation needs. From building ADA accessible boardwalks, to increasing support for education and outreach, to funding recovery efforts for imperiled species, you helped make a difference.

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New endowed funds established

Counties impacted

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Partner organizations supported

Projects funded

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Whatever part of Wisconsin you love, we are here to care for it. PHOTO: J. trICK

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Restoring Wisconsin’s Most Ecologically Important Landscapes $295,499 Invested in Lands & Waters In 2018, you helped fund 53 projects to manage and restore the lands and waters you love, from old-growth forests in Ridgeway Pine Relict, to fragile dune communities in Kohler-Andrae State Park. We worked with dozens of partners to preserve Wisconsin’s incredible natural communities, funding projects for habitat restoration, invasive species removal, prescribed burns, trail improvements, and increased access to our public lands and parks.

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Projects for trail improvements

State Park properties supported

State Natural Areas managed

Projects across Wisconsin

Perrot State Park

Located in the Driftless Area along the Mississippi River, Perrot State Park is home to hundreds of species of animals and plants. Last year we supported restoration work at two State Natural Areas within the park at Brady’s Bluff Prairie and Trempealeau Mountain, a majestic rock hill surrounded by water. Our C.D. Besadny grant also funded new educational signs for a pollinator prairie at the Perrot Nature Center which receives 450,000 visitors every year.

Joshua Mayer

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Protecting Wisconsin’s Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Species $89,436 invested in Wildlife With your support we were able to respond to the needs of some of Wisconsin’s most imperiled species, from monitoring monarch populations, to investing in forward-thinking solutions for bat conservation. We also celebrated awarding more than $1 million for bird conservation from our Bird Protection Fund since it was created in 2009.

Monitoring Ornate Box Turtle Research

Habitat Management Kirtland’s Warbler Recovery

Recovery Work Wisconsin Bat Conservation Fund

Education Monarch Citizen Science Training

The Wisconsin Amphibian and Reptile Conservation fund provided research and monitoring for these endangered turtles.

The Kirtland’s warbler, one of Wisconsin’s rarest birds, increased in population size and expanded its range in Wisconsin.

We continued to support conservation efforts to address white-nose syndrome.

Volunteer citizen scientists contributed to a critical need for data that informs monarch conservation efforts.

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Piping Plover Recovery In 2018, we funded restoration efforts for the endangered piping plover, a shorebird that could once be seen darting along the shores of the Great Lakes. Your contributions supported recovery efforts for their growing population (now up to at least 70 nesting pairs!) through the creation and monitoring of breeding sites as well as banding piping plover chicks. J. Trick

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Connecting Communities to the Wonders of the Natural World $ 94,636 invested in Education & Outreach

Elementary school pollinator gardens, citizen-science trainings, internships to explore natural resource careers ... in 2018 we expanded our support of education and outreach programs and increased our environmental education grantmaking by nearly 500%! We also launched an initiative to help us better understand how the Foundation can be more diverse, equitable, and inclusive, both in our operations and our programs.

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Grants for education

Master Naturalists trained

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Field Trips offered

Wisconsinites connected to nature

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Wonder Bugs on the Road

Aldo Leopold Nature Center

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Last year, our Go Outside fund supported “Wonder Bugs on the Road” at Aldo Leopold Nature Center. “Wonder Bugs” brings free, hands-on programming to families and children at local community centers where they can explore seasonal topics through outdoor adventures, music, crafts, and reading, covering lessons like Read Owl About It, Those Prickly Pines, and Deer John.


2018 Financial Overview In 2018, you helped us secure over $900,000 towards the Bluffs to Great Lake Shores Campaign’s $1.1million-dollar goal, a giant leap towards building a permanent endowment fund for the Foundation. The Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund has nearly tripled in growth since 2014, ending the year with over half a million dollars to support our state’s 1.5 million acres of publicly owned lands and waters. Endowment assets also grew with the establishment of five new endowed funds, bringing the total to 94 funds valued at over 7 million dollars. Thank you for your generous contributions that allow us to care for the lands, waters, and wildlife you cherish!

Mark LaBarbera Treasurer

REVENUE Direct Contributions: Fee Revenue Market Losses: In-kind and Other

$ 1,750,664.00 $ 24,578.00 $ (404,085.00) $ 279,919.00

Total Revenue

$ 1,651,076.00

Revenue from Direct Contributions

Government 14% Foundations 13% Organizations & Corporations 8%

EXPENSES Gifts to Others Programs Fundraising Management

$ $ $ $

474,070.00 454,656.00 156,243.00 256,982.00

Total Expenses

$ 1,341,951.00

Individuals 65%

Grantmaking by Impact Area

Wildlife 18% Education 20%

Lands and Waters 62%

FINANCIAL POSITION Total Assets: Total Liabilities: Long-term Liabilities:

$ 13,528,496.00 $ 6,198,250.00 $ 13,837.00

Total Net Assets:

$ 7,330,246.00

*The financial information included in this report is preliminary, unaudited and subject to revision upon completion of the Foundation’s closing and audit processes. 2018 ANNUAL REPORT

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2018 Donors Thank you for making a difference in Wisconsin. DONORS BY NAME AND GIVING LEVEL $100,000 to $299,999 Caerus Foundation, Inc. Margaret Jones National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Wisconsin DNR $50,000 to $99,999 Anonymous (1) Fund for Lake Michigan Sandra Raby** Trout Unlimited Southern Wisconsin Chapter $25,000 to $49,999 Anonymous (2) James & Mary Hlaban Kristine Krause & Scott Patulski Wisconsin Environmental Education Foundation $10,000 to $24,999 Anonymous (3) Brookby Foundation Neal & Carla Butenhoff Douglas & Sherry Caves Coastal Management Program DOA Golden Sands Resource Conservation & Development Council John Kaiser** Bill & Lisa Keen Charles Mowbray Peter Ostlind Thomas Ragatz Donald Reed & Linda Reed Bob & Nancy Rudd Judith & James Schwarzmeier Penelope & Gary Shackelford John Shillinglaw Patricia Stocking $5,000 to $9,999 Anonymous (1) Linda Bochert & David Hanson John C. Bock Foundation Bruce & Nancy Braun Virginia Coburn Johanna Fabke Friends of Cherokee Marsh Rebecca Haefner Kathleen Hawkins & Charles Marn Lux Foundation, Inc. Madison Audubon Society Jim Matras Tom & Barbara Olson Mary Oster REI Audrey Reineck

Michael & Erica SanDretto Ron & Ann Semmann We Energies Foundation Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education $1,000 to $4,999 Anonymous (2) David & Kathryn Adam Agrecol Corporation Karl Andersen & Carolyn Heidemann Associated Bank Mike & Karen Austad Valerie Bailey-Rihn & David Rihn Jane Barnett Patricia Becker Thomas & Carol Beech Janet & Michael Brandt Hugh & Helena Brogan Foundation Patrick Caffrey & Margaret Zappen Clare & Matthew Carlson Laura Carlson Laurits & Bea Christensen Jon & Carolee Crabb Beverly Cram Barry & Barbara DeBoer Derse Foundation Thomas & Kira Dott Helen Drexler Timothy & Linda Eisele Kristine Euclide & Douglas Steege First Business Bank Carol Fleishauer Kathleen Foley Friends of Horicon Marsh International Education Center Friends of Perrot State Park Stephen Glass & Sharon Dunwoody Connie & Wayne Grogan Jeffrey Grundahl Laura Guy & James Prosser Robert & Elke Hagge Jr. Jeanie Harbeck Bettie & Neal** Harriman Julie Hastreiter Heinrichs Home Comfort Rick Heinritz Martin & Ellen Henert Tod Highsmith & Joan Braune Robert & Merrill Horswill James & Sharel Hubing Jeffrey & Erin Huebschman Diane Humphrey Lueck & Gary Lueck Paul Hunter & Sophie Kramer Gerry & Barbara Hussin JP Cullen Foundation Trudy Karlson & David Weber Kaytee Avian Foundation Kettle Moraine Natural History Association Mary Korkor Mary Krall Dan Krunnfusz & Cathy Bleser

James & Rebecca Kurtz Mark & Coni LaBarbera David Ladd Douglas & Martha Lee Roma Lenehan Richard Lorang Wiliam Lunney & Judie Pfeifer Richard Emmons Luthin Tim & Laura Maleski Ryan & Denise Mallery Tess Mallery Tuck Mallery Bob & Betsy Manger MGE Foundation LaVonne Middleton David & Ann Moffat Monarch Joint Venture Thomas Nash, III & Corinna Gries Catherine Nelson Patty & Ed Neumueller Lorain Olsen Judy & Jim Olson Michael & Jennifer Olson Outdoor Heritage Education Center, Inc. Pewaukee Lake Improvement Association Janet & Andrew Raddatz Ronda Richards & Robert Ley Mollie Ring Greta Rogers Diane Rosner & Bill O’Neill Richard & Carlile Schneider Carl & Barbara Schwartz Single Step Foundation Ronald A Skarie Marcia & Dan Smith William & Jacqueline Smith Kurt & Susan Sroka Lowell Tesky Shannon Thielman Thrivent Financial for Lutherans TIAA Mark & Christine Troudt Jim Trumpy Deborah & Patrick Turski Roger & Lynn Van Vreede Vortex Kimberly & Thomas Walz Peter & Lynne Weil Michael Williamson Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education Wisconsin Department of Administration Wisconsin Public Service Foundation, Inc. Levi & Janet Wood John Bryant Wyman Xcel Energy Foundation Caryl Zaar

$500 to $999 Anonymous (3) Richard Albert Aldo Leopold Audubon Society Alliant Energy Foundation Ameriprise Financial Russell & Vicki Anderson Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce Association of Retired Conservationists Jane Ayer Shelley & Kevin Baker Jennell & Mark Ballering Bruce & Kathleen Bartel Aimee Becker Sarah Bennett & Christopher Alfeld Anna Biermeier & Roger Hanson Merle & Nancy Biggin Kenneth Buelow Catherine & David Burrows Mark & Tina Buttner Ellen Censky Charlottesville Area Community Foundation James & Ann DeLine Robert & Diane Dempsey Catherine Drexler & Wade Mueller Karen Etter Hale & Jim Hale Elizabeth Fennema Susan Ford-Hoffert Friends of Dodge County Parks Friends of Wyalusing State Park Kristine & Bruce Gabert Rebecca Gilman & Charles Harmon Sandra & John Goggin Susan Groshong & Robert Dillard Groundswell Conservancy Kathleen Gruentzel Kathy Haines David Hall & Marjorie Devereaux Emil & Wava Haney Richard Hansen Michael Hartz Michael & Kim Herro Leslie Hertz James & Esther Huntoon Kristin Kauth Friends of Ken Knowles Kikkoman Foods Foundation, Inc. Erika Lee Susan Lewis & Eric Larson Rita Lloyd Warren Loveland Alan & Rona Lukazewski Kristi Lund Alfred Lustig & Janice Watson Doug & Tracy Marconnet Colleen Marsden & Holly Anderson Patrick McGranahan Beth Meyerand & Chad Moritz Robert & Rebecca Moczulewski Ed & Linda Mordy

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Donalea Dinsmore Jane Edson Vonda Elmer & Joel Lord Lynne & Jim Emerick Gary & Judith Ertel Don Ferber Mary Lou Findley & L.J. Burlingame Brian & Sandra Flood Friends of Havenwoods, Inc. Michael Gabler James Gammon Lisa Gaumnitz Judy Gibbs Marion Giesecke Steven Goering Jean Gohlke Donald & Karen Grade Darrel & Ruthann Gunderson Dennis & Marge Hagman Vicki Halverson Kathleen Hartman Carolyn Haupert Sam & Sue Hendrickson Darcy & Gary Hess Thomas & Joyce Hirsch Alexander & Anukriti Hittle Andrew & Paula Holman Robert Holzrichter $250 to $499 Kathleen Hoover Anonymous (3) Judith Huf George & Linda Albright Kristine Jensen Charlie & Ginger Alden Donald & Diana Johnson Cheryl Allen Laurie Johnson David & Sarah Allen Lee & Rosemary Jones George & Kyoko Archibald Pamela Kahler & Stan Miller Mary & Jim Bachhuber Marjorie Kenyon-Cler & Joel Cler Holly & Jack Bartholmai James Kerkow Janet Battista Joyce & Rolland Kiel Denise Baylis Pam Kindschi Michael Bernhard & Nancy Doll Dorothy Klinefelter Barbara Besadny Terrence Knudsen Sarah Besadny & James Meiers Kurt & Renee Knutson Dale Beske & Dorothy Gertsch Kirsten Koegel & Jim O’Keane Terence & Susan Bischoff Robert & Jackie Koehler Wayne Block John & Mary Koeppe Judith & Allen Bodden Timothy Kohl Marilyn Bontly Herbert H. Kohl Charities, Inc. Barry Brezan & Carlen Schenk Kim Kreitinger & Eric Preston James & Karen Buck Richard & Marsha Krueger Dale Callaham & Susan Lancelle Ronald & Winnifred Krueger Roderick Cameron Dan Loescher Curt & Arlys Caslavka Mark Lohry Peter Clark Donna Lotzer Sherren Clark Joel & Pamela Lundgren Barbara & Ted Cochrane Thomas & Barbara Lyon Christine Coffin Jonathan Maag Groff & Lila Collett Stewart Macaulay Dennis & Janis Cooper Matenaer Corporation Jane Cordero Sarah Covington & Susan Crowson Dorla Mayer Susan & David McAlister Gayle & John De Baun Mary McCann Loretta Dichraff Kathleen McGwin Carla & Michael DiIorio Noel Cutright Bird Club Michael O’Connell Sheryl Pethers & Clair Carty Martha Phillips Marsha Rea Peter & Constance Roop Paul & Thea Sager Leslie & Dustan Sarazan David & Maureen Schwartz James & Kathleen Shurts Jamie Steuer Robert & Andrea Stupi Lindsey Tauber Steve & Jeanie Tomasko Linda Vogen Stephanie & Michael Vrabec Virgil & Margaret Wagner Art Walaszek & Suzanne Geerts John & April Wald Michael Wanger Ron & Diane Weber Katherine Wegner & Bob Andrews Keith & Catherine White Lyman & Lyn Wible Scott Wieczorek Jane Wiley Xcel Energy

Kevin McPherson Katherine Mehls Phyllis Menne Karen Mesmer & Robert Rolley Susan Mischler Gerald & Deelila Murray Mary Murrell Jamie & John Myers Alan Nass Northern Lake Service Inc Northwest Illinois Audubon Society Karen & Patrick O’Hagan Ruth Oppedahl Jeanna Owens Gail Piotrowski Kathryn Poehnelt Kathleen Redmond Craig Roberts & Mark Nofsinger Doris Rusch Shawn & Sarah Sabatke Jeanne & Scott Sargent James & Virginia Schultz Travis & Lauren Serebin Janice Sharp Rose & Jim Sime John Sippel Arthur Sonneland Patrick Stevens Larry Stopa Sycamore Audubon Society James & Debra Tenorio Donald & Elizabeth Tills Tomahawk Public Library Mike & Cheryl Trieschmann Michael & Margaret Uihlein Michael VanDe Ven Paul Vastag & Karen Wegner Katherine Vater LaVonne Wagner Carolyn Kott Washburne Glenn & Jane Watts Jerome Weber Neal & Cathy Wegner Jane & Al Wernecke John & Debra Wiegand Anita Wilson Deborah Wilson Jerry & Pam Wilson Vera Wong & Earl Morren Larry Zanoni Ric & Betty Zarwell James & Susan Zerwick Brent & Karen Zimmerman NATURAL HERITAGE CIRCLE Recognizing donors who have included the Foundation in their estate plans Anonymous (33) David Adam George & Linda Albright Robert Alexander Candye Andrus

Mike & Karen Austad David Bange James Bennett Linda Bochert & David Hanson Michael & Janet Brandt Paul Brandt** Daniel & Margaret Brown** Suzanne Covoloskie John Dolen Dee** Dale Druckery** Jane Edson Daniel Flaherty** Philip & Dale Grimm Cathy & Robert** Halpin Mary Hamel Marilyn Deutsch Hampton Rita Hayen & Walter Boeshaar Pamela & Craig Heilman Rick Heinritz Ken Jalowitz Thomas Jerow & Steven Schreier Robert Jostes Bill & Lisa Keen John & Mary Koeppe Mary Krall Martha Kronholm James & Rebecca Kurtz Holly Kuusinen Jerry** & Barbara Larson Karen Lawrence Duane Humphrey Lueck & Gary Lueck Kristi Lund Charles Luthin James Matras V.E. Nicholas** Arthur & Cora Oehmcke** Ruth Oppedahl Mary Oster Charles & Linda Pils Mary Ann Pittner** Sandra Raby** Janet & Andrew Raddatz Dave Redell** Mary Kay Ring Peter & Constance Roop Nancy & Robert Rudd Richard & Carlile Schneider Dan & LaVern Schroeder Rebecca Schroeder Gary & Penelope Shackelford David Simonsmeier Timothy Staats** Sarah Stoll** Mark & Christine Troudt John & Leslie Watschke Frank & Marianna Weinhold David & Joyce Weizenicker Jane Wiley Nash Williams** Reynold Zeller

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2018 Donors (Continued) CONSERVATION STEWARD SOCIETY Recognizing donors who contribute a $1,000 or more general membership gift Anonymous (3) David & Kathryn Adam Mike & Karen Austad Jane Barnett Linda Bochert & Dave Hanson Bruce & Nancy Braun Douglas & Sherry Caves Dr. Laurits & Bea Christensen Thomas & Kira Dott Timothy & Linda Eisele Stephen Glass & Sharon Dunwoody Laura Guy & James Prosser Dr. Rebecca Haefner Robert & Elke Hagge, Jr. Kathleen Hawkins & Charles Marn Rick Heinritz Martin & Ellen Henert Mary Krall Diane Humphrey Lueck & Gary Lueck William Lunney & Judie Pfeifer Mark & Coni LaBarbera Richard Emmons Luthin Tuck & Peggy** Mallery James Matras David** & LaVonne Middleton Charles & Carolyn** Mowbray Thomas Nash & Corrina Gries Lorain Olsen Tom & Barbara Olson Peter Ostlind Audrey Reineck Kurt & Laurie Schmude Carl & Barbara Schwartz Ronald & Ann Semmann William & Jacqueline Smith Kimberly & Thomas Walz Michael Williamson John Bryant Wyman WISCONSIN CONSERVATION ENDOWMENT CREATORS Anonymous (8) Patricia Anderson Jake & Kristin Barnes Bayfield Regional Conservancy James Bennett Lee Binkley Botanical Club of Wisconsin Janet & Michael Brandt Paul Brandt** Margery J Buckeridge** Neal & Carla Butenhoff Cedar Grove Ornithological Research Station

Dale Druckrey** Dane County Conservation League Laura & Doug Dufford Dunn County Fish & Game Association Jane Edson** Frank Hornberg Chapter of Trout Unlimited Friends of Blue Mound State Park Friends of Brule River & Forest Friends of Cherokee Marsh Friends of Devil’s Lake State Park Friends of Dodge County Parks Friends of Governor Dodge State Park Friends of Havenwoods Friends of Horicon Marsh International Education Center Friends of Kohler-Andrae State Park Friends of Pike Lake Friends of the Cedarburg Bog Friends of Wisconsin State Parks Friends of Wyalusing State Park Golden Sands Resource Conservation & Development Council Robert** & Cathy Halpin Mary Hamel James & Mary Hlaban James & Sharel Hubing Gerry & Barbara Hussin Jefferson County Parks Department Chris & Patricia Jeffords Robert Jostes John** & Marlen Kaiser Bill & Lisa Keen Mark & Coni LaBarbera Landmark Conservancy Pauline Langsdorf Richard & Debbie Loerke Charles Luthin & Nancy Piraino David & Patricia Luthin Mark & Laurie Luthin Richard Luthin Madison Audubon Society Ryan & Denise Mallery Tess Mallery Thomas Mallery Kamicia Miller John & Ann Molinaro Judy & James Olson Tom & Barbara Olson Peter Ostlind Ozaukee Washington Land Trust David Redell** Jennifer Redell Helen Ritter** River Alliance of Wisconsin Peter & Constance Roop Luida Sanders** Michael & Erica SanDretto

Marcela Schultz Beverly Schwabe Penelope & Gary Shackelford John Shillinglaw Society of Tympanuchus Cupido Pinnatus Southern Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimited Patricia Stocking Roger & Karen Sullivan The Nature Conservancy Wisconsin Chapter Frank Tenorio** James & Debra Tenorio Mark Tenorio Pat Tenorio** Paul & Brenda Tenorio Rita Tenorio & Mike Trokan Tom & Kristin Tenorio Mary Trewartha John Van Altena & Constance Brouillette Frank & Mariana Weinhold Joyce & David Weizenicker Wisconsin Society for Ornithology ESTATE ENDOWED FUND CREATORS Anonymous (1) George & Linda Albright Philip & Dale Grimm Mary Hamel Jim & Marilyn Hampton Pamela & Craig Heilman John & Mary Koeppe Martha Kronholm Bob & Nancy Rudd SUSTAINING DONORS Recognizing donors who make monthly recurring, automatic donations Jane Barnett Bruce & Kathleen Bartel Patricia Becker Richard & Katie Beilfuss Mike & Andrea Benco Anna Biermeier & Roger Hanson Wayne Block Linda Bochert & David Hanson Roderick Cameron Ken & Jean Cornish Howard Czoschke Laura DeGolier Paula & Eric Doherty Thomas & Kira Dott Paul & Kathy Fredrickson Richard Frost & Teri Wachuta Ione Garcia Sara Giacalone Jean Gohlke John & Brenda Hagman

Charles Hammer Jim & Marilyn Hampton Kathy & Christopher Hofmann Alyce Humphrey William Kaufmann Jeffrey & Debra Kelm Megan Kennedy Richard Emmons Luthin Tim & Laura Maleski Colleen Marsden & Holly Anderson Clint & Patricia Miller Mark Miner Jennifer Moore Patty & Ed Neumueller Katharine Odell Ruth Oppedahl Laurie Osterndorf & John Fedell Douglas & Suzanne Owens-Pike Linda Parrish Jayne Pelton Marsha Rea Daniel Schroeder Marcela Schultz Travis & Lauren Serebin Michael Severa James & Kathleen Shurts Robert & Andrea Stupi Robyn Tryggeseth Paul Vastag & Karen Wegner Harry Warden & Janice Randen Ron & Diane Weber Renate Witt Camille Zanoni & Samuel Pratsch James & Susan Zerwick CORPORATE CONSERVATION SUPPORTERS 105.5 Triple M Agrecol Native Seed & Plant Nursery Alliant Energy Foundation Associated Bank First Business Bank J.P. Cullen Kaytee Wild Bird Food MGE Foundation Outdoor Heritage Education Center REI TASC TIAA Xcel Energy Foundation Vortex Optics We Energies Foundation Wells Print and Digital Wisconsin Public Service Foundation

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2018 grant recipients At the Natural Resources Foundation, we believe that success is defined not by how many you rise above, but rather by how many you raise up by your side. Vince Aiello

Education Aldo Leopold Nature Center Algoma Elementary School Bayfield High School Ben Franklin Junior High Berlin High School Boscobel Elementary School Boston School Forest Boys and Girls Club of Dane County Brillion Middle School Cambria-Friesland School District Centro Hispano of Dane County Chegwin Elementary School City of New Richmond City of Reedsburg Clean Lakes Alliance Clintonville High School Coleman Elementary School Concordia Granville (LUMIN Schools) Crestwood Elementary School Cuba City Middle School Discovery World Ltd. DNR - Natural Heritage Conservation Downtown Montessori Academy Escuela Verde Franklin Elementary School Friends of Perrot State Park Friends of Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Inc. Friends of the Bird Sanctuary, Inc Friends of the North Pikes Creek Wetlands Friends of Urban Nature Glacier Creek Middle School High Marq Environmental Charter School Hoo’s Woods Raptor Center Hudson Prairie Elementary Iowa-Grant Elementary Middle School James Madison Elementary School Janesville Schools Outdoor Lab Jefferson Elementary School Kiap-TU-Wish Chapter of Trout Unlimited Lodi Primary School Lourdes Academy Middle School Lussier Community Education Center Malcolm Shabazz City High School

Marathon Venture Academy McDill Elementary Schooll Mellen School District Mosinee Middle School Neenah High School Neighborhood House of Milwaukee, Inc. Nicolet High School North Lakeland Discovery Center Northland Pines School District Northwest (LUMIN Schools) Olson Elementary School PJ Jacobs Junior High Randolph High School Reedsburg Area High School Rexford-Longfellow Elementary School River Valley Middle School Riveredge Nature Center Ronald Reagan High School Saint Mary’s Springs Academy Sevastopol Elementary Sherman Park Lutheran School (LUMIN) Shullsburg Schools Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Sparta Area School District St. Croix River Association St. Martini Lutheran (LUMIN) St. Paul Lutheran School Tamarack Waldorf School Tomahawk Public Library Trees For Tomorrow Trout Unlimited – Kiap-TU-Wish University of Minnesota UW-Eau Claire Children’s Nature Academy Waukesha County Land Conservancy Wayne Bartels Middle School Westlawn Elementary School Wileman Elementary School Willow River Elementary Wilson Junior High Winneconne Elementary School Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. Wisconsin Green Schools Network Wisconsin Master Naturalist WisCorps, Inc. Woodland Montessori School

Public Lands & Waters Anderson Park Friends Carpenter Nature Center City of Port Washington Dane County Land and Water Resources Department DNR - Flambeau River State Forest DNR - Hartman Creek State Park DNR - Natural Heritage Conservation DNR - Parks & Recreation DNR - Wildlife Management Friends of Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary Friends of Lapham Peak Unit - Kettle Moraine State Forest Friends of MacKenzie Environmental Education Center Friends of Point Beach State Forest Friends of Willow River & Kinnickinnic State Parks Geneva Lake Conservancy, Inc. Groundswell Conservancy Jefferson County Parks Lac Courte Oreilles Conservation Department Landmark Conservancy Navarino Nature Center Ozaukee County Planning and Parks Department Pringle Nature Center Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Standing Cedars Community Land Con. University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Woodland Dunes Nature Center

WILDLIFE Bird City Wisconsin Bluebird Restoration Association of WI Cornell Lab of Ornithology DNR - Fisheries DNR - Mercer DNR - Natural Heritage Conservation International Crane Foundation Northeastern Wisconsin Audubon Society River Bend Nature Center Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance Trout Unlimited - Fox Valley Trout Unlimited - Frank Hornberg Trout Unlimited - Green Bay Trout Unlimited - Oconto River Trout Unlimited - Shaw-Paca Trout Unlimited - Wisconsin Council Trout Unlimited - Wolf River Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory Wisconsin Society for Ornithology

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