Plant Rescues

Plant Rescues

The Fox Valley Area Chapter organizes and carries out occasional plant rescues to save native plants that would otherwise be destroyed by construction or other changes in land use. Plant rescues are performed with the permission of the land owner, and in accordance with a set of policies and procedures established by the Chapter, only members are allowed to participate.

The Dig Chair Coordinator guides and directs all rescue dig activities with the assistance of county dig chairs: Donna VanBuecken (920) 730-3986

County Dig Chairs:

Policies, Procedures and Helpful Information

All Fox Valley Area Wild Ones members agree to a code of ethics prior to participating in any plant rescue activities.

A list of “Dos and Don’ts” describes the overall approach, including identifying sites, obtaining landowner permission, transplant site preparation, etc.

Participant guidelines provide direction for activities on the day of a plant rescue dig. Blank Waiver

How To Get Involved

Members of the Fox Valley Area Chapter are welcome to participate in plant rescue activities. Please read the materials found at After reading all the materials, you’ll be ready to participate in your first plant rescue. You must also sign a liability waiver the day of the plant rescue. See the attached sample. You’ll be notified when a plant rescue is scheduled in your area based on your participant registration form.

Elmer Krushinske
Wood Dig Bloodroot Rev