Stop Extinction Challenge!
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.
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
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 >> volunteers needed !
Willy Street Fair: September 15-16
Monona Farmers Market: Sunday, September 23
James Taylor & 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
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
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.