In January we expressed our gratitude to newly retired Board Members Meghan Wersel and Eric Hyde for their commitment to our mission. Meghan joined the Board in 2018, served as Secretary and was instrumental in executing many of our programs. Her position with Waukesha Land Conservancy currently requires Meghan’s many talents and skills, so our loss is the Conservancy’s gain. Eric served on the SEWISC Board for just one year before accepting an exciting new position in Door County. We wish both Meghan and Eric well as they continue their fantastic careers. Please join us in welcoming a new Director who joined the Board in January and will serve an initial three-year term:
Charles “Buddy” Ebert graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a BS in Conservation and Environmental Science in 2010. He spent 2 years as a Natural Areas Intern with the Milwaukee County Parks and a Community Crew Leader with the Student Conservation Association, then took a position as a Field Technician with a landscape design and ecological restoration company in Milwaukee. In this role he worked on a wide variety of unique ecological restoration projects and after five years as technician and Restoration Foreman, he assumed the role of Restoration Ecologist, managing all operations for restoration and land stewardship at the company. In 2018, Buddy accepted a position with Cardno, where he currently works as Senior Ecologist and Field Operations Manager. He spends his days developing and directing land management plans geared toward restoring native plant communities, improving biological diversity and wildlife habitat, and controlling invasive species. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Hartland and enjoys spending his spare time hiking, woodworking, camping, watching/attending Brewers games, playing cornhole, and building forts with his girls.