Posts Categorized: Chapter Happenings!

Fox Valley Area 21st Annual Conference

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Toward Harmony With Nature Conference Saturday, January 28, 2017, Oshkosh Convention Center, Oshkosh, Wisconsin Keynote speaker, Robert Nurre will present: “The Surly Surveyor: A Look at the Presettlement Landscape” Have you ever wondered what your property and our surrounding area looked like before the first European settlers came and altered it forever? Have you wished you could have… Read more »

The Naturally Beautiful Garden Conference

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The Naturally Beautiful Garden  Conference February 11, 2017 Award-winning landscape architect Rick Darke, co-author with Douglas Tallamy of Living Landscape: Design for Beauty and Biodiversity, and Heather Holm, author of Pollinators of Native Plants, will lead a half-day workshop on how to design home landscapes that not only look beautiful but also support the surrounding… Read more »

Pollinator Roadsides Provision Funded

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Reference Wild Ones post One Step Forward for Pollinators  The provision encouraging pollinator habitat along roadsides stayed in the FAST Act and was overwhelming approved by both House and Senate and signed into law Friday, Dec 4th by President Obama.  That means government will continue to develop more habitat for pollinators and has provided for funding… Read more »

SFE Grant Applications Due

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The Wild Ones Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program applications are due October 15th so if you’re a non-profit organization that is planning to develop an outdoor learning center using native plants and you’re looking for funding, consider applying for this grant. Funds can only be used for plants and seeds, but we’ll find a… Read more »

Wild Ones Welcomes New Executive Director

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Monday, September 14th, 2015 was Gail Gerhardt’s first day as Wild Ones new Executive Director. Gail will be transitioning into her new position with the aid of Donna VanBuecken, who has spent the past 17 years as Executive Director of the organization. Gail Gerhardt has: Certificate in nonprofit organization management Master’s degree in Management and Organizational Behavior… Read more »

In the Wild

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The Post Crescent newspaper   recently carried an interesting article about Wild Ones Executive Director Donna VanBuecken’s impending retirement.  It gives a brief summary of how the WILD Center came to be Wild Ones headquarters and mortgage-free.  FYI, Wild Ones started in 1979 and only clean sand and gravel was stored on our site during the PCB clean-up… Read more »

Welcome New Chapters

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Welcome two new chapters to Wild Ones. A new chapter has formed in Tennessee and it is called to the Smoky Mountains Chapter. This group is based out of Kodak. Although they don’t have a website yet, you can get contact info at http://www.wildones.org/connect/chapters/tennessee-chapters/ A new chapter has formed in Illinois and it is called… Read more »

Milkweed Toxins a Problem for Those who actively forage on the Plants

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We received the following question recently from a SFE grant applicant: “Does the garden have to contain milkweed to qualify for the Monarch Waystation portion of the grant funds?  Our public school system will not allow us to plant milkweed as it may be poisonous.” This is the answer from Monarch Watch Director Chip Taylor: “Monarch Waystations… Read more »

Wild Ones Annual Conference — Flight of the Monarch

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The public is invited to attend this year’s annual Wild Ones conference held under the circus tent in the WILD Center prairie August 14-16, 2015 in Neenah, Wisconsin. Friday evening’s reception, August 14, features author Bill Berry who will tell conference attendees about the amazing people featured in his book Banning DDT:  How Citizen Activists… Read more »

Free Milkweed Through Monarch Watch

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Beginning in September 2015 and  running through spring and fall 2016, Monarch Watch will be offering free milkweed plugs for large-scale restoration projects. If you have a project in need of milkweed, check out their Monarch Watch webpage for more information about applying for these free plugs. And if you’re in need of milkweed plugs for smaller projects,… Read more »