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.mailto: savanasp@tds.net Home: 608-325-4606 Cell: 608-558-2075

For years I have been involved with Sugar River Valley  chapter of  Pheasants Forever as well as Argyle Rod and Gun Club, and South Central Wisconsin Archers.  In particular we have been working with the  Leopold Education Project.   In 2005 I was able to represent the LEP and PF by  joining  a group from the International Crane Foundation on a trip to eastern Russia's Muraviovka Park to teach  Russian Kids about "Leopold Land Ethics".  

I represent Pheasants Forever and other Conservation and Environmental Groups on the Wisconsin Environmental Education Foundation.  I am also  the Green Co member -at-large of the Badger Southwest Resource Conservation & Development,


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       Kris & I have been married for more than 36 years.  We met as Medical/Nursing Students at the old Milwaukee County General Hospital.  After a Radiology Residency at the UW we moved to Monroe to work at the Monroe Clinic and Hospital.  Along the way we have been blessed with two children, Matthew, who got his PhD in Polical Science from UWM, and Ana, who graduated from the UW this last spring in Socialogy.  Matt added to our family by marrying Adrienne Roach five years ago. 

       I am retired but Kris remains as Parish Nurse Coordinator in Home Care. More than 20 years ago my wife and I purchased an old warn out farm in western Green County mainly as a place to go hunting and fishing but it has blossomed into Savanna Springs Prairies

       A large spring, the site of a trading post between the French and the Indians in the 1740's, is now the home of  Savanna Springs Trout Farm where hundreds of lunker Brown, Rainbow, and Brook Trout are now found.   Numerous endangered and treatened or rare species have been found to be native or introduced to Savanna Springs including Three Birds Orchid, Giant Yellow Hysop, Glade Mallow, Wild Quinine, Marbleseed, Hill's Thistle, Tuberous Indian Plantain, Green's Milkweed, Showy Orchid, Prairie Turnip, Wild Petunia, Rough White Lettuce, Butternut, Prairie Phlox, Pale Pink Coneflower, Cream Gentians and Red Tailed Prairie Leafhopper.  We think we have the State Record Red Oak and Silver Poplar as well as several of the largest Bur Oaks in Wisconsin, 

       On 1870's Plat Maps our farm was part of a nearly 1 mile native blank spot on the map  After starting Savanna Springs Prairies in the late 90's we have done extensive reclamation and Restoration of Wetlands, Prairies, and Savannas on our property and have been involved in planting nearly 10 square miles of Prairie.

       Youth Conservation Education has taken center stage at Savanna Springs.  Through Boy & Girl Scouting Camporees, 4H Activities, Summer School Fishing Classes, School Field Trips, Outdoor Seminars, Youth Hunts, and other events and activities. Over 2000 youth have had a chance to experience nature first hand by catching a fish, camping or hiking our woodland, savanna, wetland and prairie trails.  We plan on protecting our little "blank spot on the map" and passing it on to our kids and future generations.

E mailto: kriswis@tds.net               Home: 608-325-4606             Cell: 608-558-7686

I started working in the Home Care Department at Monroe Clinic part time, as a nurse.  I have been a traveling nurse, job-shared Supervisor, Hospice Nurse, and most recently as the Parish Nursing Coordinator/QA person.  Along the way I have been a part-time Chaplain and nursing educator.  Over the years I have gone back to school and picked my BSN from Viterbo University and a Masters from Edgewood

        I have always been a peace and justice advocate and have worked with numerous groups including Christmas Stocking, Food Pantry and Drives,  Girl Scouting, Lunch with Santa, St Victor's School, Woman's Club Pres, Hospital auxiliary pres, St Victor's Parish Nurse, Sisters of St Agnes, Loaves, & Fishes, SW WI Plannin Commission, and recently on the Board of Family Promise.  Over the years I have received numerous awards and recognitions

     The last few years I have been active with the Madison District of Wisconsin ANA as past president and as President of the states Parish Nurses.  I have been involved in politics as a Democrat and have been County Chair and unsuccessfully ran for the Assembly in 2008

     The last year or so I have been slowed down slightly with Breast Cancer.  It has been a year of way too many surgeries, troublesome chemo and radiation with complications galore but no evidence of recurrence.