Leadership Changes

for The Prairie Enthusiasts

It is with mixed emotions that the TPE Board of Directors decided to begin a nationwide search for a new Executive Director to replace Chris Kirkpatrick. Chris has graciously agreed to work with us on the transition process until March 31. The Executive Committee has asked me to assume the additional role of Acting Executive Director to manage the staff and operations of TPE during the transition.

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March 13, 2020


Timber Rattlesnake:

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Historically significant and emblematic of the wildness that once existed along the towering bluffs of the Mississippi River, the timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) continues to survive in isolated pockets. Revered and respected by Native Americans, with some tribes calling it “Grandfather,” it was vilified by European settlers and now only thrives in the most remote mountain ranges of the Eastern states..

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March 13, 2020


2020 Conference

Blessed by good weather

The annual TPE Conference and Banquet was held at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville on February 29, 2020. The conference was hosted by the Southwest and Prairie Bluff chapters, with logistics handled by the office of Chapter Support. Blessed by good weather and an excellent program, the conference brought in 258 participants.

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March 13, 2020


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