Wild Ones Fox Valley Area Chapter / 920-572-9540 / PO Box 385, Appleton, WI 54912 / [email protected]
Grant Application Deadline coming up February 1st
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. A 50% funding match is required. 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 document Grant Application.
Keynote Address from Toward Harmony with Nature 2020 Conference Available Now
If you weren’t able to attend the Toward Harmony With Nature conference last January, or if you want to share the information with a friend, you can now watch the opening presentation by Stephen Packard on Wisconsin Public Television. In his presentation, “Reestablishing a Nourishing Relationship with Nature”, Stephen Packard shared lessons learned during his decades spent successfully restoring natural areas in the Midwest.
The program will air on Dec. 5, at 8:08 am, on The Wisconsin Channel as part of their University Place programming.
It is also available on demand from PBS Wisconsin.
January 2021 Toward Harmony With Nature Conference Canceled
Next year’s Toward Harmony With Nature Conference, scheduled for January 30, 2021, has been cancelled due to COVID-19. This was a difficult decision but one which the Conference Planning Committee and the Chapter Board agreed would be in the Chapter’s best interest. Many things factored into this decision. Key among them is not knowing what guidelines the Oshkosh Convention Center will need to follow at that time, which could affect the number of people allowed to attend, as well as, the number of presenters and exhibitors. Thus, it was decided we could not put in all the time and money needed to plan for the event.
For assistance in picking the perfect native plant to add to your plantings, see the Native Alternatives to Non-Natives.
Looking for materials from the last annual conferences?
Go to the 24th Annual Conference Toward Harmony with Nature page
and click on the Speakers tab to find handout materials and websites for the concurrent session speakers at our annual conference, held earlier this year on January 25. On the homepage, two blogs and a TED talk can be found for Stephen Packard, who gave the keynote presentation. His presentation at the conference: “Re-establishing A Mutually Nourishing Relationship Between People” and “Nature” is available on YouTube.
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’s beginning 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.
Winnebago Audubon Society
Outagamie County Master Gardener Association
Paper Valley Garden Club
We also sponsor an education grant program, Natural Landscapes for Tomorrow.
WILD ONES FOX VALLEY BOARD
President – Barb Cattani
Treasurer – Ron Jones
Secretary – Deb Benada
Membership – Bob and Carol Niendorf
Newsletter – Robert Benada
Program Committee – Mary Swifka
Publicity – Janet Carlson
Display – Kristin Kauth and Barbara Cattani
Speaker’s Bureau – Joy Perry