Diane Hilscher, President: e-mail or (651) 436-3836
Roger Miller, Programs: e-mail or (651) 275-0526
Our St. Croix Oak Savanna Chapter was formed in 2003 and sponsors monthly programs by enthusiasts and experts on native plants and natural landscapes. Meetings are normally free and open to the public. Special events may include a registration fee to help cover costs. Cold weather (indoor) meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at the the FamilyMeans Building, 1875 Northwestern Ave. in Stillwater. Socializing begins at 6:30 pm with our speaker at 7 pm. Warm weather garden tours and field trips are typically held Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. See our Chapter Calendar below for details. We welcome all levels of plant and gardening enthusiast. Join us to learn more about Minnesota and Wisconsin native plants and how they can enhance our outdoor spaces.
- Join a local community of native plant enthusiasts--from novices to experts--eager to share our interest, expertise, and support.
- Learn about landscaping with native plants and about local resources for plants and information.
- Enjoy monthly presentations on important topics and field trips to gardens, nurseries, and natural areas.
- Help us make a difference by promoting a healthier, more diverse environment, one yard and garden at a time.
Our chapter president Diane Hilscher is a registered landscape architect and native plant ecologist. She founded Hilscher Design and Ecology in 1991, specializing in landscape design with a strong environmental emphasis. Diane has over twenty-five years of experience in ecological design and construction management, and has served as vice president of the Minnesota Native Plant Society. She enjoys native plant gardening and restoration on three acres of oak savanna near Stillwater.
2014 Chapter Officers and Board Members
Sonia Borg, e-mail or (651) 433-4746
Tom Dickhudt, Chapter liaison to Blue Thumb: Planting for Clean Water, e-mail or (651) 257-4414
Nancy Hendrickson, Member at Large, e-mail or (651) 653-0331
Diane Hilscher, President, e-mail or (651) 436-3836
Ginger Kopp, Secretary, e-mail or (651) 728-1506
Howard Markus, Member at Large, e-mail or (651) 731-8114
Roger Miller, Web Spinner e-mail or (651) 275-0526
Connie Taillon, Treasurer, e-mail or 651-252-7598
Kathy Widin, Vice President: e-mail or (651) 338-3651 (cell)
2014 Committee Chairs
Sonia Borg, Membership Chair e-mail or (651) 433-4746
Tom Dickhudt, Connie Taillon, Plant of the Month Committee Co-Chairs
Dorothy Jachim, Facebook, Contact and Mailing List Chair e-mail or (651) 342-1539
Ginger Kopp, Hospitality Chair (and pastry chef) e-mail or 651) 728-1506
Roger Miller, Program Chair e-mail or (651) 275-0526
Aug 17, 2014 (Sun)
Tour of Wild River State Park with Tom Dickhudt
Sunday, August 17th, 2014, noon – 2:00pm. Meet at the Wild River Trail Center
Free and the Public is Invited. NOTE vehicle access to the park requires an annual sticker or a $5 daily vehicle fee.
Our guide for this walking tour of Wild River State Park is Tom Dickhudt, owner of Sunrise Native Plants in Center City, MN, and a member of our Wild Ones SCOS board. Meet Tom at the Trail Center at noon on Sunday, August 17th and bring your walking shoes. If you have questions about the tour please contact Tom at 651-257-4414. .