RRC Annual Meeting

RRC Annual Meeting

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Location: Fharmacy Public House at 203 N Main Street, Lake Mills, WI
Catered by Bon Ton Bakery

5:30 Meet and Greet: with members, friends, board of directors and guests – cash bar
6:00 Dinner: Three great options.

  • Baked Chicken
  • Pork Roast
  • Vegetarian Lasagna

6:30 Annual Meeting and Board Member Election (during dinner)
7:00 Presentation of Protector and Friend Awards

All members of the Rock River Coalition are encouraged to attend our annual meeting on Tuesday, May 16 to gather with those passionate about RRC activities and to honor our 2023 Protector and Friend Awards recipients! We recognize our Protector awardees that have served their community to make a difference in the Rock River Basin within our environment, recreation, and local economy, as well as our Friends who have been essential to the growth and flourishing of RRC. We hope that you can join us for this celebration of these individuals and all who are involved at Rock River Coalition.

Registration is required for this event with a fee of $30 per person and can be paid online. We ask that you register by May 6 here.

Protector, Individual

  • Bill Boettge
    Before moving out of the Rock River Basin in 2022, Bill was the Co-chair and a founding member of the Dodge County Alliance for Healthy Soil – Healthy Water and President of the Beaver Dam Lake Improvement Association. Through these organizations, he played an integral role in educating shoreline and agricultural landowners about water quality and building partnerships around water. He was also a strong advocate for Rock River Coalition in the Dodge County community.
  • Jim Amrhein
    Prior to his retirement in 2022, Jim worked as a Water Quality Biologist at Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. During his over 30 years at DNR, Jim worked with many volunteer stream monitors and landowners to solve water quality issues in streams across southern Wisconsin. Jim was an expert resource to Rock River Coalition and recently played a key role in establishing our stream monitoring program in Dodge County.

Protector, Organization

  • Dodge County Alliance for Healthy Soil
  • The mission of the Dodge County Alliance for Healthy Soil – Healthy Water is to build a community dedicated to soil and water health. The Alliance, a self-funded non-profit organization, connects the farming community with the lake community while promoting Dodge County successes, education, and projects that improve soil and water. The Alliance has promoted Rock River Coalition in Dodge County and helped us connect with leaders in the local agricultural and lake communities to work towards shared goals.
  • Fox Lake Inland Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District
    The Fox Lake Inland Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District is dedicated to Fox Lake’s water quality. Dodge County’s Fox Lake has been on the EPA’s impaired waters list since 2006 because of its excess phosphorus and sediments. In 2022, in partnership with WDNR, Dodge County, the Town of Fox Lake, and other local partners, Fox Lake Inland Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District (FLILPARD) and the environmental consulting firm EOR wrote a nine key element watershed plan. Focused on actionable conservation projects, this plan will serve as a roadmap towards healthier waters in and around Fox Lake. They have also been instrumental in helping RRC recruit volunteer stream monitors near Fox Lake.

Protector, Educator

  • Creative Marketing Unlimited (Protect Wisconsin Waterways)
    This group of UW Whitewater students manages most of the outreach and education efforts as well as the online and social media presence for the Rock River Stormwater Group. The Rock River Stormwater Group is comprised of several municipalities located within the Rock River
    watershed. They meet monthly to extend an agenda of stormwater quality education, awareness, and improvement.


  • Janie Riebe
    Janie has been a strong advocate for the mission and work of the Rock River Coalition since 2019. She has been a volunteer stream monitor, served on our strategic planning committee and on our Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Workgroup and has helped to secure funding for our; volunteer stream monitoring program, strategic planning, stream land restoration projects, data visualization to name just a few through grant writing.
  • Dave Hoffman
    David Hoffman was on the Rock River Coalition Board from 2014 through 2019. He served as Secretary for several years. Dave worked to secure grants to help fund equipment needed for the Coalition’s Stream Monitoring Program. Forging and maintaining partnerships was another key role that Dave accomplished during his tenure. For instance, he was our liaison with the Rock River Trail.
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