Welcome to Wild Ones Fox Valley Area

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

Check out our new help videos

VIEW or download the 2020 Program Brochure
Due to COVID-19, our June program is canceled. 
Check back for further cancellations or changes to our programs.

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” will be available on YouTube in the near future and will be announced in our e-newsletter.

Web Site Assistance

We are looking for a volunteer to serve on an ad-hoc  Web Site Committee to better define our web presence. The committee will probably meet once or twice.  We are considering  design changes and new features. If you are familiar with any of the following: communications, social media, education, website site OR website administration, please consider sharing your experience and ideas.

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 – Barb Cattani

Treasurer –  Ron Jones

Secretary – Deb Benada

Membership – Bob and Carol Niendorf

Newsletter – Robert Benada

Program Committee – Sue Mings and  Loris Damerow

Publicity – Janet Carlson

Display – Kristin Kauth and Barbara Cattani

Speaker’s Bureau – Joy Perry

Mentor Program – Loris Damerow

Dig Coordinator – Donna VanBuecken

Natural Landscapes for Tomorrow Grants and Web Editor – Shannon Davis-Foust