Movement as Medicine - how place can be used to fight disease and achieve wellness.
Thursday, November 17
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Middleton Library, 7425 Hubbard Ave, Archer Room (lower level)
Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Sledge of the Health and Built Environment Lab at UW Madison
Free an open to the public
RSVPs appreciated to: email@example.com
Where and how we live has long been recognized as important in the transmission of disease and exposure to harmful substances that effect our health. What has been less understood is how place contributes to chronic diseases such as type II diabetes, cognitive issues, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and certain cancers. Using new assessment methods and a suite of bio-metric and environmental sensors, researchers at UW-Madison working together with physicians from IU Melvin Bren Simon Cancer Center, have developed a new way of understanding and helping to treat these often deadly diseases. Its by making use of peoples local environments and by understanding the metrics of how environments contribute to poor health and reduced quality of life. Dr. Sledge will talk about how this new approach was developed and how it is changing the ways we view and treat these diseases.
2017 will be another challenging year. The Board of the Friends is asking for members and others to consider the continuing (and changing) needs for support, apart from the financial support you give.
If you have time or energy or interests or skills to share, you can make a difference and help us do a better job in several areas:
A. Administrative support work
1. Membership records
2. Financial records
3. Website management
B. Board/Committee work
1. Restoration and Management - including work with prairies, wetlands, and forestry
2. Development and Marketing
If you think you might have a place, please let us know by contacting any other board member or the Governance Committee Chair, Lyman Wible (firstname.lastname@example.org).
“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.”
See our latest videos made by board member Dale Klubertanz
Check out our brochure for ways to get involved!
Kids for the Earth
Interested in presenting environmental topics for K-12 students visiting the conservancy? You can volunteer or join our paid naturalist staff - see our brochure or visit our Kids for the Earth page for details and contact information.
Between April and October, R&M volunteers regularly work in the Conservancy on the third Saturday of the month. We start at 9 am and usually work until noon. Activities vary from month to month, depending on seasonal needs. No experience necessary! Mark your calendar and plan to join in to keep the prairies blooming!
We meet at the County Parking Lot, 4864 Pheasant Branch Road.
Through the year, the R&M Committee also schedules special workdays as needed for specific projects.
To be notified of upcoming activities, send an e-mail to email@example.com and ask to be added to the list.
In 2015, volunteers logged just over 2,000 hours. . We hope to top that in 2016!
Janet Kane, Jim Loving, and Forrest Weesner, Restoration & Management Committee Co-chairs.
Through the support of members and volunteers, the Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy have helped restore, protect and promote acres of prairie, wetlands, woodlands and savanna. Land that has been recovered from former farmland, unprotected wetlands and grazed savannas is now lovingly managed as urban wilderness through the efforts of the Friends to avail these native plant communities to wildlife and human visitors alike.
Over the years, through their contributions and as volunteers, hundreds of Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy members have supported the restoration and education efforts and activities that have availed the Conservancy wilderness area to classroom students and teachers. Middleton Cross Plains District and neighboring school districts have joined forces in providing these essential collaborations that open up the four walls of art & science classrooms to the real natural world of Pheasant Branch Conservancy. The Friends' Education Committee and Restoration & Management Committee have funded naturalists and programming to bring the student to these outside protected spaces as they become attuned to their connection and belonging to the wilderness environment, reflected in the native plant communities and wildlife in the Pheasant Branch Conservancy.
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Who do you GoodSearch and GoodShop for? Use this online search engine to help protect and restore the Pheasant Branch Conservancy! How does using the internet help protect the environment, you ask…
GoodSearch is a search engine (powered by yahoo, so it’s a good one) that donates money to a user specified non-profit each and every time a search is performed. The money comes from advertisers. If 100 FOPB members search twice/day for an entire year, we would earn $730 a year.
GoodShop is connected to many online retailers, such as Amazon and Best Buy. The user selects a non-profit and the retailer donates a percentage of the sale. If you make online purchases, please check to see if the retailer is a part of this socially responsible website.
We need your support to keep our restoration and education efforts going strong. Start using GoodSearch and GoodShop today – remember to check the Friends of Pheasant Branch as the non-profit.