Hofbauer retires from Conservation Board

Members of the Winnebago County Conservation Board thank retiring board member Rick Hofbauer for his 26 years of service to the Board. From left are: WCCB Director Robert Schwartz, Rick Hofbauer, Nancy Helm, Tim Missal, and Julie Hagenson.

Rick Hofbauer of Buffalo Center recently retired from the Winnebago County Conservation Board, as he attended his last board meeting on December 10th. Rick served on the Board for 26 years, since January of 1993.

During his tenure, the WCCB acquired new wildlife areas, developed two shooting ranges, renovated and opened up the Lake Catherine Cabin, upgraded the Thorpe Park campground, and began the development of a new environmental education center.

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