Our Vanishing Future: Wildlife Art Show

Capturing the rare and vanishing species of the United States: wildlife photography and illustrations by professional and local artists.

Running Wolf by David Moskowitz
Photo by David Moskowitz

When:  Friday, November 9th | 6:00 PM – close

Where:  Art In |1444 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703

Cost:  FREE EVENT!  including hors d’oeuvres + cash bar 

Come support local, indigenous and professional wildlife photographers and artists and learn more about how you can help keep protections in place for imperiled and endangered species around the US.

Entertainment includes speaker Bill Greendeer from the Hochunk nation, film showings from Project Coyote and Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf & Wildlife, and many special musical guests!

 >> RSVP HERE <<

Stop Extinction Challenge!

Stop Extinction Challenge - MADISON

When: August 10th @ 3:00 PM (your time)

Where: Your Senator’s nearest office

The legislative attacks on the Endangered Species Act are reaching a fever pitch in Congress. Earlier this month, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) introduced a bill that would weaken the Endangered Species Act and last week, members of the House of Representatives introduced a package of bills that would set conservation back and harm wildlife. Your senators could be the difference between endangered species surviving or losing protections.

Join activists from around the country in taking the Stop Extinction Challenge and show up on August 10th to the office nearest you to speak out to stop extinction.

Find your senators’ nearest offices and commit to show up on August 10th at 3 PM!

Speaking out in person by telling staffers how much you value plants, fish, and wildlife and the laws that protect them is one of–if not the–most valuable actions you can take as an activist. Calls, emails, and petitions are so important to keeping plants, fish, and wildlife safe, but when senators hear that constituents like you are taking the time to show up in person, they listen closely.

Summer Tabling Events

FOWW at Summerfest

Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf & Wildlife will be hosting a table at the following events to help get the word out about endangered wolves and other imperiled wildlife in Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region. If we happen to be in your neck of the woods, stop by to say hello and grab some info !

Central Park Sessions:  August 1 – 2 (5:00 – 9:00 pm)

Monona Farmers Market:  Sunday, August 12

Orton Park Festival:  August 25-26

Willy Street Fair:  September 15-16

Monona Farmers Market:  Sunday, September 23

James Taylor & Bonnie Raitt

JamesTaylor and Bonnie Raitt

When:  Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 7:30 PM (doors open at 6:00 PM)

Where:  American Family Insurance Amphitheater | Milwaukee, WI

James and Bonnie have invited Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf & Wildlife to host a table at their show to help get the word out about endangered wolves and other imperiled wildlife in Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region. Order tickets here and stop by our table before the show to say hello and grab some info !

Endangered Species Day Event

ESA Day Event

Date:  Saturday, May 19th | 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Location:  Monarch Wildlife Wayside Refuge | 6282 State Highway 111, Catawba, Wisconsin 54515

Sponsored by: Endangered Species Coalition with Field Representative Melissa Smith

Hosted by: Monarch Wildlife Wayside Refuge, Ron Burger

Event will take place one day after National Endangered Species Day. We are looking forward to getting everybody together for this fun and educational day to show everyone about Endangered Species and what you to can do to help and get involved! You will even be able to take home some FREE milkweed Plants to plant for the Monarch Butterflies🦋  Stay tuned on this Facebook page for updates on further information regarding this event.  We hope to see you there!

For further information, please contact contact Ron Burger at MonarchWildlifeWaysideRefuge@outlook.com or call 715-339-2683

Wildlife Day at the Capitol

Wildlife Day Group Photo

On April 11, 2018 hundreds of wildlife advocates in Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota gathered in solidarity at their state capitols to meet with lawmakers and speak for wolves and wildlife in the Great Lakes region!

The day was filled positive action for wolves and wildlife, where nearly one hundred supporters rallied at the State Capitol buildings in Madison and Lansing. Legislators met with their constituents who urged them to protect the wolf for future generations by supporting wildlife-friendly legislation. (We joined in solidarity with our friends in Minnesota who also held a day of action for wolves!)

Constituents were vital in persuading legislators that wildlife belongs to everyone and that keystone species, like wolves, need special consideration and protections. Wildlife Day was an opportunity to bring together ethical hunters, non-consumptive users, scientists, silent sports enthusiasts, farmers, tribal members and anyone who truly cares about wildlife as a unified yet, diverse voice for policy.

HOWLS OF THANKS to Lush Cosmetics, The Humane Society of the United States, Endangered Species Coalition, Keep Michigan Wolves Protected, Songbird Protection Coalition, Dr. Adrian Treves, Cait Irwin and ALL the volunteers who helped make this day happen…we could not have done it without all of YOU!!!

While Wildlife Day was a step in the right direction, all Wisconsin residents are still needed to continue speaking out for our wolves. In the meantime, please continue to submit your Letters to the Editor, and write/call your state senators, representatives urging them to keep our wolves and wildlife protected. Learn more on our Take Action page.

From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for taking action and being a voice for wolves and wildlife.