Established by Wild Ones Fox Valley Area, the Natural Landscapes for Tomorrow fund awards grants ranging from $100-$500 to Chapter area (Map) schools, houses of worship, and other public and not-for-profit organizations who wish to create natural landscapes or outdoor classrooms using native plants. Applications are due February 1st. Notification of awards is given in March. Download the instructions, the cover letter, and the grant brochure. To submit your grant application online only, use this pdf document Grant Application. Use the Word document Word Doc Version to submit a printed hard copy by mail or online. An application may also be obtained by calling 920-749-7807.
Annual Native Plants Natural Landscaping Conference
Typically held the fourth Saturday in January. Mark your calendar to join us for an all day conference with 10 or more speakers on a full range of natural landscaping and native plant related topics.
Show Me/Help Me Tours
Members walk your property so you can learn what experienced members suggest for native planting improvements in your yard. For information on having your yard included on a tour, contact our Program Chair.
You visit other members’ properties, view their plantings, learn what worked in their yard. If you’re a Wild Ones member and would like to offer your yard for a tour, please contact our Program Chair.
Several Chapter and Board members have developed slide shows and presentations which are available to area groups. Contact Wild Ones, 920-749-7807.
If you are interested in tracking efforts and legislative issues that affect conservation in Wisconsin, here are a few links:
- Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters
- Aldo Leopold Foundation
- Wisconsin Conservation Congress
- Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame
Fox Valley Area Chapter Plant Sale
Plant pick up is typically held the second week in May, Wild Ones Fox Valley Area Chapter offers over 130 native forbs, grasses, ferns, shrubs and trees for sale at a lucrative price to their members and the community. Most plants are pre-ordered, but consignment plants are available day of pick-up.
Wild Ones Merchandise
“Wild Wear” and other gift items, such as books, totes, mugs, and caps, are available for purchase. Visit the Wild Store for more about Wild Wear and other gift items.
Fox Valley Area Chapter E-mail List
The Fox Valley Area Chapter sponsors an e-mail list to which any Chapter member may subscribe. Once subscribed, if you send an e-mail message to the list, a copy of your message will automatically be forwarded to all Chapter members who have subscribed. To subscribe to the e-list, contact Wild Ones Fox Valley Area, 920-749-7807.
Wild Ones Songs
Our friend, folksinger/songwriter Steve Hazell, has set our Wild Ones ideals and spirit to music. Steve composed three songs especially for us, “This Land’s in Harmony with Nature,” “For the Wild Ones,” and “Let Your Touch be Light on the Land.” He has recorded these and other environmentally themed songs on a cassette tape, For the Wild Ones, available for $11 ppd from him at 1318 Washington Ave., Oshkosh, WI 54901. Here is a sound clip (270 kb) of Steve Hazell’s music.