Posts by Janet Happ

2014 Earth Week Events

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2014 Earth Week Events

Earth Week is approaching quickly and we have a LOT of events going on. Mark your calendars and be sure to join us for all the fun! Tuesday, April 22 – Zip through the tree tops at Lake Geneva Canopy Tours and a portion of the proceeds of …your tour on Earth Day will be donated to the Conservancy. Tuesday, April 22 – Then be sure to stop at The Cornerstone Shop & Gallery to do some shopping. They will be donating 25% of their proceeds from Earth Day to the Conservancy. Wednesday, April 23 – Will Allen, CEO and Founder of Growing Power, will be speaking at George...

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Holly Ball Goes Hollywood Press Release

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Holly Ball Goes Hollywood Press Release

(December 7, 2013 – Fontana, WI)  On December 7, 2013 the Geneva Lake Conservancy (GLC) held its annual winter gala fundraiser, Holly Ball Goes Hollywood, at Big Foot Country Club in Fontana.  As part of this annual fundraiser, the Conservancy recognizes an individual for conservation contributions to the area.  This year the award was presented to Gail Hibbard. Charles Colman, GLC Chairman, presented the award to Hibbard. “Gail Hibbard has set an example through her consistency, dedication and follow through. We are thankful for all of her efforts in the restoration of the oak savanna...

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ORGANIC FARM EASEMENTS ASSIGNED TO GENEVA LAKE CONSERVANCY

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on ORGANIC FARM EASEMENTS ASSIGNED TO GENEVA LAKE CONSERVANCY

The Geneva Lake Conservancy has just accepted assignment of the transfer of three agricultural conservation easements from the American Farmland Trust; easements that will permanently protect these organic farms in the East Troy area from subdivision or other development.   These three easements were secured by the American Farmland Trust in December of 2000. The Geneva Lake Conservancy has been chosen to take over these farm easements to ensure that there is a local connection with both, the landowners and lessees of the properties.   The three farms consist of 788 acres of organic...

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Conservancy Honors Pat and Shirley Ryan with Olmsted Award

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Conservancy Honors Pat and Shirley Ryan with Olmsted Award

Robert Klockars, former Chair of the Geneva Lake Conservancy, and Charles Colman, current Chair, with Patrick and Shirley Ryan, recipients of the Olmsted Award for Landscape Conservation. (Pictured from Left to right, Robert Klockars, Pat Ryan, Shirley Ryan and Charles Colman) Geneva Lake Conservancy Honors Pat and Shirley Ryan with Olmsted Award for Landscape Conservation The Geneva Lake Conservancy announced Pat and Shirley Ryan as the 2013 recipients of its Olmsted Award which recognizes excellence in landscape conservation. The Ryans were presented the award at a private session in Lake...

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Hank and Wendy Paulson Laud the Geneva Lake Conservancy & Discuss Universal Issues

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in Events | Comments Off on Hank and Wendy Paulson Laud the Geneva Lake Conservancy & Discuss Universal Issues

Hank and Wendy Paulson Laud the Geneva Lake Conservancy & Discuss Universal Issues   Hank Paulson, former US Secretary of the Treasury and Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, and wife Wendy Paulson, nature educator, were the featured guests at a private fundraiser in Lake Geneva to benefit the Geneva Lake Conservancy in July 2013. The Paulsons, ardent nature lovers, have served on various conservation boards and agreed to discuss their views and insights on conservation issues. Wendy Paulson said the world suffers from ‘Ecological Illiteracy.’ She felt strongly that people need to...

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