Friends of the Little Plover River Award Installation at Schools

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DSC2671.jpgAward Installation

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Roosevelt and Plover/Whiting Schools

November 28 and 29, 2011

History behind the Award Installation Ceremony:

In April 2011, the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation recognized the efforts of the Friends of the Little Plover River by presenting them the Outstanding Water Conservation Organization of the Year 2011 Award.

Finding the best permanent location for the award:

The Friends felt that Roosevelt and Plover/Whiting Schools would be the only appropriate sites for since 2007 the Friends have organized the Annual Appreciation Day Event for the fourth grade students of Roosevelt and Plover/Whiting.  The Appreciation Day brings approximately 140 fourth grade students to the Little Plover River Park for a day of hands on learning experiences that have water conservation, environmental education and recreational themes. To date, 700 students have learned the value of our waters and the need to conserve and protect them. This couldn't have been accomplished without the invaluable contribution and support of the fourth grade teachers of the two schools.

The Award Installation Ceremonies November 28 and 29, 2011:

In attendance at each school were 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade students.  Those students who had previously attended the Appreciation Day Event enthusiastically recalled what they had learned to the students who would attend the next Appreciation Day on May 4, 2012. For the Friends it was particularly rewarding to hear the students recount their experiences and to know that the Appreciation Day truly has fulfilled its educational mission.

Many thanks to Rep. Louis Molepske and Sen. Julie Lassa who were in attendance and spoke to the students.  We were pleased to also have in attendance so many invited guests from state and local governments, the Stevens Point School District, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Trout Unlimited and, of course, the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation.

  • Barb Gifford Speaks to Roosevelt Students Barb Gifford Speaks to Roosevelt Students
  • Rep. Louis Molepske at
<br />Roosevelt School Rep. Louis Molepske at
    Roosevelt School
  • Sen. Julie Lassa at
<br />Roosevelt School Sen. Julie Lassa at
    Roosevelt School
  • Jerry Knuth, WiWF speaks at 
<br />Roosevelt School Jerry Knuth, WiWF speaks at
    Roosevelt School
  • Roosevelt IDEA Principal
<br />Pam Bork Roosevelt IDEA Principal
    Pam Bork
  • Roosevelt Principal Pam Bork speaks to students Roosevelt Principal Pam Bork speaks to students
  • Chuck Matyska,  Pres. WiWf, Barb Gifford FLPR, Barb Feltz, FLPR present
<br />award to Roosevelt Principal Paw Bork Chuck Matyska, Pres. WiWf, Barb Gifford FLPR, Barb Feltz, FLPR present
    award to Roosevelt Principal Paw Bork
  • Dan Mahoney, Village of Plover, Rep. Louis Molepske,Chuck Matyska, Pres. WiWF,
<br />Jerry Knuth, WiWF, Barb Gifford, FLPR, Barb Feltz, FLPR Dan Mahoney, Village of Plover, Rep. Louis Molepske,Chuck Matyska, Pres. WiWF,
    Jerry Knuth, WiWF, Barb Gifford, FLPR, Barb Feltz, FLPR
  • Barb Gifford, Dan Mahoney, Tom Meronek, DNR Fisheries,
<br />and Jerry Knuth Barb Gifford, Dan Mahoney, Tom Meronek, DNR Fisheries,
    and Jerry Knuth
  • Tom Meronek,and Steve Bradley, Portage
<br />County P and Z Tom Meronek,and Steve Bradley, Portage
    County P and Z
  • Plover/Whiting: Principal Karl Coffman
<br />addresses students Plover/Whiting: Principal Karl Coffman
    addresses students
  • Jerry Knuth and Barb Feltz at Plover/Whiting
<br />Elementary School Jerry Knuth and Barb Feltz at Plover/Whiting
    Elementary School
  • Plover/Whiting audience including Principal  Carl Coffman
<br />and School Superintendent Atilla Wenniger Plover/Whiting audience including Principal Carl Coffman
    and School Superintendent Atilla Wenniger
  • Jerry Knuth, WiWF, Barb Gifford, FLPR, Barb Feltz, FLPR,
<br />Plover/Whiting Principal Carl Coffman Jerry Knuth, WiWF, Barb Gifford, FLPR, Barb Feltz, FLPR,
    Plover/Whiting Principal Carl Coffman
  • Plover/Whiting School: Barb Feltz, FLPR, Principal Carl Coffman, Barb Gifford, 
<br />FLPR, Al Kunst, Trout Unlimited, Jerry Knuth WiWF Plover/Whiting School: Barb Feltz, FLPR, Principal Carl Coffman, Barb Gifford,
    FLPR, Al Kunst, Trout Unlimited, Jerry Knuth WiWF
  • Plover/Whiting School: Rep. Louis Molepske, Barb Gifford, FLPR,
<br />Barb Feltz, FLPR Plover/Whiting School: Rep. Louis Molepske, Barb Gifford, FLPR,
    Barb Feltz, FLPR
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