Welcome to Wild Ones Fox Valley Area

Wild Ones Fox Valley Area Chapter / 920-572-9540 / PO Box 385, Appleton, WI 54912 / [email protected]

WOFVA 2022 Program Brochure




Doug Tallamy – Keynote Speaker  

Saturday, January 29, 2022   8am – 4:15pm

The conference was a success.

Live Stream Filming, Recording, and Production
Provided by Thomas E. Frantz, Dan Kelpinski,
Andy Cox, and Ethan Frantz
Technical support by Kris Kissling
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh: Fox Cities Campus

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

WE Energies Foundation 

Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region

The Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau for their continued support

Help us start a new education program!

Wild Ones Fox Valley Area is developing a Wisconsin Native Plant Certification Program starting as soon as this summer. The program will consist of a series of classes and field trips with an option to work towards a certificate. We are looking for instructors (paid), partners, and prospective students. Partnering organizations will receive discounts for members and a volunteer base in exchange for advertising and otherwise supporting the program.

Click here to learn more about the program’s goals, proposed courses, and to let us know your interest.

2021 Winter Newsletter

The 2021 Winter Newsletter is now available here, archived newsletters can be viewed here


Check out our help videos

Looking for materials from past 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
local schools

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


President – Shannon Davis-FoustShannon

Vice President – vacant

Treasurer –  Ron Jones

Secretary – Deb Benada

Membership Chairs – Bob and Carol Niendorf

Newsletter Editor – Robert Benada

Program Chair – Mary Swifka

Mary Swifka

Publicity Chair – Janet Carlson

Conference Chair – open

Display Chair – Barbara Cattani

Speaker’s Bureau Chair – Joy Perry

Mentoring Chair – Sue ForbesSue Forbes

Plant Rescue Chair/Plant Sale Chair – Donna VanBuecken

Grants Chair  – Ron Jones

Web Chair – open