The Driftless Area Land Conservancy is thrilled to announce Chuck Tennessen as our newest staff member. Chuck, Driftless Area Land Conservancy’s new Community Organizer, will be recruiting, training and mobilizing volunteers to address critical environmental issues facing the Driftless Region.
Chuck has a proven track record of engaging grassroots volunteers through community outreach and has a genuine interest in developing individual and community leadership.
Chuck is a graduate from UW Madison where he earned a BA in Education. He taught with his wife, Karen, for twenty-two years in rural and Native American villages in Alaska. Chuck also taught for fifteen years in the Dodgeville School District, serving children with special needs.
Most recently, Chuck chairs Sustain Iowa County, an organization he is proud to be a founding member of. He was also a founding chairperson of the Dodgeville School District Green & Healthy Schools program. In 2013, he initiated the internationally affiliated Iowa County Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby where he continues to serve as the Group Leader.
Chuck also finds time to write “Earthbound,” a bi-weekly environmental-themed column for the Dodgeville Chronicle. Columns can also be read in the “Forever Earthbound” blog at www.foreverearthbound.net
Chuck has a unique ability to put ideas into action, and inspire neighbors to get involved with the environmental issues they care about.