The Ann Arbor Chapter of Wild Ones was formed in 1996 and has over 100 members. Our members are primarily from Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County, but also welcomes people from from Livingston, western Wayne, and other neighboring counties.
May 14, 2013 (Tue)     Joan Lansdell’s Wonderful Woodland
Location: 8850 Hidden Woods Drive
Explore the lovely woodland behind Joan’s house and enjoy the springtime ephemerals there.
Joan has an abundance of wildflowers because of her proximity to Hudson Mills Metropark. The park has conducted a controlled deer hunt for 11 years now, which has successfully reduced the deer population both in the park and in the surrounding areas.
If you are coming from Ann Arbor, the turn-off for Joan's neighborhood is 2.8 miles from Mast and Huron River Drive. There is a wooden palisade fence that marks the edge of the property just before the turn-off. After entering the neighborhood, go to the T-junction, turn left and go down to the cul-de-sac. Joan's neighbors have been alerted to the event.
Joan Lansdell’s Wonderful Woodland
The Ann Arbor Chapter occasionally sponsors special one-time or long-term projects. Meetings and workdays for these projects are separate from the monthly chapter meetings.
This long-term project was begun in 2001 and is a joint effort with the University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum. The garden aims to represent a habitat similar to the one that was most common in the Ann Arbor area before settlement by Europeans: open, grassy places with a few widely spaced trees. Meetings and workdays for the garden are held throughout most of the year. For more information, please contact Rick Meader.
To become a member of the Ann Arbor Chapter, or to renew your membership, please go to www.wildones.org/joining.html and indicate Ann Arbor as your chapter preference.
After becoming a member, please consider joining a committee or serving as an officer. Also consider joining the email list to receive announcements and information regarding Wild Ones and natural landscaping.
The Ann Arbor Chapter of Wild Ones sponsors an email list. Anyone may subscribe to the list, but only subscribers may send email to the list. A copy of each message is automatically forwarded to all subscribers.
The list is primarily for announcements, questions, and information of interest to native plant gardeners in the southern Michigan area. Please help us keep this focus. Traffic averages about 5-10 messages per month.
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Officers are responsible for the operation of the Ann Arbor Chapter. Each fall, a nominating committee identifies and contacts potential candidates to serve as officers for the following calendar year. Nominations are made in October, and an informal election is held at the November meeting.
President: Oversees the direction of the chapter events, acts as primary “external” contact person, and coordinates with the national organization.
Andrea Matthies: (734) 604-4674, e-mail
Treasurer: Oversees budget and fundraising.
Larry Sanford, (734) 439-1272, e-mail
Committee chairpersons are responsible for planning and organizing most of the activities and projects of the chapter. Chairpersons join the officers in meetings (approximately monthly) to guide the group and prepare for events. This steering committee gives more people access to the organizational aspects of the group and its long-term direction.
Program Chair. Identifies and selects meeting topics, assists with contacting guest speakers, sends meeting announcements to the email list, and coordinates related events.
Publicity Chair. Submits meeting announcements to local newspapers, identifies events in which Wild Ones should participate, and seeks out other opportunities for publicizing the group.
Membership Chair. Identifies methods to increase membership, contacts lapsed members to encourage them to renew, and maintains meeting-attendance records, membership database, and email list.
Rescue Chair. Coordinates plant rescue efforts between the local chapter
Exhibit Coordinator. Maintains the Ann Arbor Wild Ones tabletop display and serves as the contact person for presentations by our local chapter.
Webmaster. Updates meeting information as it becomes available throughout the year. Updates officer and chairperson information annually.
Nominating Chair. Identifies and contacts potential candidates for officer and chairperson positions. The Nominating Chair operates from August through October of each year and is appointed by the president.
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