Each year, citizens from across Wisconsin descend on the Capitol to share their conservation values with their Legislators. Since the first Conservation Lobby Day in 2005, the event has grown from just 100 citizens to more than 600! Time and again, Conservation Lobby Day proves that when citizens come together to make their conservation values known, legislators listen, and conservation victories soon follow! The next Conservation Lobby Day will be winter of 2013. Date TBA.
Highlights from Conservation Lobby Day 2011
Representative Cory Mason (Racine) fires up the crowd of 350 citizen lobbyists. He thanked the crowd for their commitment and share a favorite quote from Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.”
Senator Robert Cowles (Green Bay) speaks about his constituent and friend, Dale Druckery. Dale was a committed member of our conservation family that passed away earlier in the past year.
The heightened Capitol security of 2011 meant that conservationists were forced to wait in line before seeing their legislators. Luckily, we had a nice day this year.
Conservationists meet with Senator Chris Larson of Milwaukee
Conservationists meet with Representative Dick Spanbauer of Oshkosh.
Citizen lobbyists discuss conservation with Senator Joe Leibham of Sheboygan.
Among the many breakout sessions and trainings this year was one on the Conservation Priority, Re-Establishing the Wisconsin Conservation Corps.
Representative Fred Clark of Baraboo (right) and Jim Feldman (left), Board Member of Wisconsin league of Conservation Voters Institute socialize during the Conservation Lobby Day Social.
Representative Terece Berceau of Madison and Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters’ Executive Director Kerry Schumann and Board President, Roger Larson.