TO CONSERVE AND PROTECT: The Wisconsin Conservation Congress is the only statutory body in the state whose delegates are elected by citizens. The WCC advises the Natural Resources Board and the Department of Natural Resources on management of the state’s natural resources. The WCC’s spring district meetings take place March 1–19, and the annual DNR hearing and statewide meeting is April 9. Raise your progressive voice at the hearing. Connect: dnr.wi.gov/about/wcc
STEPPING UP: The 2018 Sneaker Soirée — set for March 2 at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee — benefits Girls on the Run of Southeastern Wisconsin. The theme is “Unleashing Confidence Through Accomplishment” and the keynote speaker is Linda Alvarado, the founder of Alvarado Construction and co-owner of the Colorado Rockies — an investment that made her the first Hispanic owner of a Major League Baseball franchise. Connect: girlsontherun.org
SHARE THE DATE: The Big Share takes place March 6. Presented by Community Shares of Wisconsin, it’s a day of online giving to raise funds for member groups — “one day, one community, many ways to share.” This year, the Big Share highlights organizations in CSW’s Inspiring Voices program — Black and Brown-led organizations working to reduce racial disparities and advance racial equality. Connect: thebigshare.org, #CSWBigShare
HOOPS AND PRIDE: The Milwaukee Bucks, Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and the Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin health network present Pride Night on March 2, when the Bucks take on the Pacers at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee. Connect: wislgbtchamber.com
HUNGER FOR NUTRITION: More than 80,000 people recently filed comments with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to oppose the Trump administration’s efforts to weaken school nutrition standards, including delaying by at least three years a policy to reduce sodium in school meals. Join the opposition and support the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Connect: cspinet.org
FAIR MAPPING: In January, the 37th Wisconsin county adopted a resolution for fair redistricting in the state. More than half of our county boards have asked the state to end political gerrymandering and adopt a nonpartisan process for drawing the state’s voting district maps. Join the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin in demanding the chairs of the state Senate and Assembly elections committees hold public hearings on Senate Bill 13 and Assembly Bill 44. Connect: State Sen. Devin LeMahieu, 608-266-2056; Rep. Kathy Bernier, 608-266-9172.