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:
- Outagamie Co: Donna VanBuecken (920) 749-7807
- Green Lake Co: open
- Waupaca Co: open
- Winnebago Co: Dave Peck (920) 722-0223
- Fond du Lac Co: open
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.
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 http://www.wildones.org/learn/native-plants-and-landscaping/gathering-rescuing-and-propagating/plant-rescues/. 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.