Our membership Learns about Invasive Species in Wisconsin Waterbodies (January 2023)
Amanda Schmitz, Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator from the Department of Parks & Land Use in Washington and Waukesha Counties, talked about the current status of invasive spread and the identification, removal, and preventative measures against milefoil, imported snail species, spiny water fleas, and much more…..
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2021 GFWC-WI State Award
This is How the Environment Committee of GFWC WCP Celebrated Arbor Day 2019 (GFWC-WI President’s Initiative)
Members of the Environment Committee donated and planted 6 Linden trees at the Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha – October 2019
GFWC WCP Learns About Beekeeping
On April 18th, 2019 the Chair of the Conservation Committee of the GFWC Woman’s Club of Pewaukee, Dr. Alexandra Lerch-Gaggl, talked about her experiences as a honeybee keeper in Waukesha County. She started raising bees in 2016 and has since shared her expertise with other bee and pollinator enthusiasts.
Her presentation drew a full circle of beekeeping history, from honey bee keeping in Ancient Egypt to honey gatherers in today’s Himalayan region. The audience also learned about the social structure of a bee colony and was introduced to highly complex bee brain structures, their behavior, and current scientific bee studies.
The presentation finished with a sweet treat of last year’s honey harvest.
A big Thank You goes to the Ellenbecker Investment Group in Pewaukee who provided their wonderful Education Center for this event.