Welcome to Wild Ones Fox Valley Area

Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to increase biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities.

Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization.

August 14-16 | Fri-Sun | WILD Center | Wild Ones (National) Annual Conference Weekend (All members are welcome.)

September 19 | Sat | Ben Arnold Prairie, Mequon & Cedarburg Bog, Saukville, WI Bus Tour. Carol & Bob Niendorf highly recommend the Prairie tour saying “It is an extraordinary example of a 30-year restoration from a 20-acre farm field to a tall-grass prairie with native plants, ponds, mudflats and trees.” In contrast, the boardwalk into the Cedarburg string bog will take you through seven different plant communities allowing you to see a number of insectivorous plants.  Cost: $30/person.  Paid RSVP due by Sept 5, 2015; forms can be found in the June/July newsletter.

Please join the mapping project by answering the questions about your property. Photos would be great, but are not necessary.  Specific species information is optional.


2015 Native Tree & Shrub Sale orders are due by Friday, September 11, 2015.  Pick-up is Saturday, September 26, 2015.  Forms will become available in August.

Since our Chapter beginnings in 1994, Wild Ones Fox Valley Area (WOFVA) continues to celebrate and promote the use of native plants in home and civic landscaping.  We lead the natural landscaping movement in exploring, teaching, and changing the practice of gardening to include the use of  native plants.  Join us in helping to restore our natural world.

Our Chapter, WOFVA, has its home in the national Wild One headquarters, at the WILD Center, in the heart of the Fox Valley.

Heckrodt Wetland Nature Preserve
Winnebago Audubon Society
Sustainable Fox Valley
Outagamie County Master Gardener Association
Winnebago County Master Gardener Association
ECOS-Fox Valley
local schools

We also sponsor an education grant program, Natural Landscapes for Tomorrow.



President – Loris Damerow


Vice President – Joy Perry

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Past Chapter President – Kris Kauth

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Secretary – Lisa Sturgis



Treasurer – Angela DodgeIMG_2417


Publicity – Janet Carlson and Tracey Koenig



Newsletter – Joan Rudolph


Membership – Bob and Carol Niendorf

Carol and Bob


Natural Landscapes for Tomorrow Grants – Cheryl Root


Program Committee -Rosemary Eiden and Sue Mings

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Sue MIngs

Webmaster – Shannon Davis-Foust