Welcome to Wild Ones Fox Valley Area

WOFVA program for April

Thursday, April 27th 6:30 pm

– Parking is at 650 Witzel, Oshkosh 
– Carpooling from the Wild Center at 5:30 pm
The bio digester, 755 Dempsey Trail, is located next to the UWOSH service building. Parking is at 650 Witzel, Oshkosh, the Biodigester is the next building west; looking at the service building, the next building to the left. Dempsey trail runs behind the building and is really only access for delivery trucks. 

The BIOFerm Dry Fermentation anaerobic digester at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, dubbed “Biodigester I”,  is the first industrial-scale dry fermentation anaerobic digestion plant in the Americas. The facility serves as a living, learning laboratory for students and faculty and furthers the University’s goals to create a sustainable campus with a net zero impact on the climate and environment. It can handle up to 8,000 tons of organics at a time including campus and nearby food waste, yard waste and crop residue. It p
roduces 2,320,000 kWh on average a year and supplies as much as 15% of UWO’s electrical needs.
Watch the video “Feed the Beast”    

Spring – Native Plant Sale

NEW – This year we’re trying something new — First Annual Fox Valley Plant Sale Trail.

On Saturday, May 20th, 2017, you will be able to pick up your pre-ordered native plants and extra plants from the WILD Center and then move on to the Outagamie County Master Gardeners Association’s and the Paper Valley Garden Club’s plant sales for vegetable, non-native perennials and annuals, trees, house plants, compost and rummage.  See flyer for directions and more details.

Wild Ones Fox Valley Area conducts their annual native plant sale to give area residents the opportunity to select high quality native forbs, grasses, ferns and vines for use in their plantings.

WOFVA Chapter’s Native Plant Sale

Which plants might work for your own growing conditions? To do some planning now, check out the Prairie Nursery website for plant ideas. They also have plant listings for certain habitats, such as rain gardens, shade gardens and butterfly gardens.

On May 20th, there will be knowledgeable Wild Ones Fox Valley Area (WOFVA) Chapter members available to answer your questions about native plants and seeds, and about creating your own natural habitat.

We offer over 130 native plant species for our spring sale.  See 2017 Plant Sale Pre-Order Form

Plant Sale Pick-Up is May 20, 2017 9-11 AM


    WILD Center, 2285 Butte des Morts Beach Rd, Neenah, Wisconsin (Village of Fox Crossing)

Notice to NPOs:  Any not-for-profit organization is eligible for a discount on plants purchased for use in developing outdoor learning centers and nature areas. For further information, contact Plant Sale Chair Sharon Raimann, raimann158@gmail.com, 920-410-6932.  

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.

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 – 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