Welcome to Wild Ones Fox Valley Area

Wild Ones Fox Valley Area Chapter / 920-572-9540 / PO Box 385, Appleton, WI 54912     wildonesfoxvalley@gmail.com

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JANUARY 27, 2018

The American Garden – A Life or Death Situation

As habitats disappear, American Gardens are evolving to fill the void. From a creation solely for the enjoyment of their owners, our gardens are becoming a biodiverse refuge for the native plants, pollinators, birds, butterflies and other animals with which we share the planet.

Keynote Speaker

Viceroy (Limenitis archippus) butterfly nectaring on Tall Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium fistulosum) in Donna VanBuecken’s prairie. Photo by Donna VanBuecken 7-27-17

Keynote speaker Neil Diboll will discuss how native landscapes that require few if any chemicals and toxins are the future landscapes of necessity. As “Joint Ventures with Nature” in our cities and suburbs, our very survival will depend upon these landscapes.

Join Us

Please join us to hear Neil Diboll and other native plant experts on a full range of natural landscaping and native plant topics.


VIEW or download the 2017 WOFVA PROGRAMS and TOURS Brochure

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.

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.


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.

National Wild One headquarters is located 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 – Tim McKeag

Vice President – OPEN

Past president – Loris Damerow

Secretary – Peggy McGaffey


Treasurer – Joby McKeag

Membership – Bob and Carol Niendorf

Newsletter – Rebecca Eyer

Program Committee -Sue Mings

Publicity – Janet Carlson

Displays – Kristin Kauth and Barbara Cattani

Speaker’s Bureau – Joy Perry

Mentor Program – OPEN

Dig Coordinator – Donna VanBuecken

Natural Landscapes for Tomorrow Grants – Tracey Koenig

Webmaster – Shannon Davis-Foust