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January 2024

Jan
15

Grant Committee Meeting Members Only

This event has ended
Monday, January 15th, 2024
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Luna's Coffee Shop, 2665 Monroe Rd, Bellevue, WI, 54311 Map

Members Only Chapter Meeting Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking

The Grant Committee met to look at applications for the grant and decide details on how to proceed. This involves what to give the runner up for a gift, how to announce the winner and runner up, who to ask to be on the Resource Group to help the winner with their plan and what kind of paperwork is needed for the winner.

We also need to get a list of press contacts for a press release and write a small article with a photo.

Jan
16

Pollinator Kit Planning Meeting Members Only

This event has ended
Tuesday, January 16th, 2024
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Kress Library, 333 N Broadway, De Pere, WI, 54115 Map

Members Only Free Event Chapter Meeting Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Planning meeting to determine dates for seeding and transplanting at the greenhouse based on last year's schedule. We will review the plant lists and discuss if any changes in procedures are needed. 

Jan
17

Creating a Pollinator Garden with Native Plants

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Wednesday, January 17th, 2024
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Green Bay Botanical Garden, 2600 Larsen Rd, Green Bay, WI, 54303 Map

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Are you interested in supporting pollinators but not sure how to get started? Ceci Kiefer will discuss the best practices to attract and support pollinators with native plants. Find out why native plants are preferred for pollinator gardens and which you should consider as you get started. 

This presentation is the first of two that will give you all that you need to know about native plant selection. This is the first of two sessions and you can attend one or both this one and the next session on February 21st which will cover the next steps in the process.

Jan
25

"Cultivating Change" with Lorraine Johnson

Hosted by Wild Ones National
This event has ended
Thursday, January 25th, 2024
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Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

Explore how native gardening can address climate challenges in our next Wild Ones national webinar, “Cultivating Change” with author and activist Lorraine Johnson. Johnson has been researching and writing about environmental issues for three decades. Learn about the pivotal role of gardening as an act of stewardship in the face of climate and ecological challenges. Discover the profound connections between individual gardens and the broader world and learn how these green spaces can serve as catalysts for positive ecological and social change.  Join Wild Ones for a practical and insightful discussion on gardening's positive impact on the environment and our future. 

Virtual registrants will receive a link to watch the talk live as well as a link to the recording. The recording will only be available for a limited time. 

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February 2024

Feb
15

Pollinator Kit Seeding

This event has ended
Thursday, February 15th, 2024
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Stone Silo Prairie Gardens, 2325 Oak Ridge Cir, De Pere, WI, 54115 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop Free Public Parking

Seeding plants into trays for the sale.

Feb
21

The ABC's of Starting a New Native Garden

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Wednesday, February 21st, 2024
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Green Bay Botanical Garden, 2600 Larsen Rd, Green Bay, WI, 54303 Map
Live Stream Available

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

This is the second presentation by Ceci Kiefer, along with Justin Kroening,  to follow the "Why Natives" session, addressing site selection, preparation and planting. You do not need to have attended the January session to attend this session. There will be plenty of time for questions, so bring your ideas and concerns.

Feb
28

Pollinator Kit Seeding

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Wednesday, February 28th, 2024
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Stone Silo Prairie Gardens, 2325 Oak Ridge Cir, De Pere, WI, 54115 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop Free Public Parking

Seeding plants for the sale.

March 2024

Mar
5

Pollinator Kit Seeding and Transplanting

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Tuesday, March 5th, 2024
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Stone Silo Prairie Gardens, 2325 Oak Ridge Cir, De Pere, WI, 54115 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop Free Public Parking

We will be doing the last of the seeding and first of the transplanting of plants for the sale.

Mar
19

"Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants" with Robin Wall Kimmerer

Hosted by Wild Ones National
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Tuesday, March 19th, 2024
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Online and in person at Reeve Union, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 748 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI, 54901 Map
Live Stream Available

Public Welcome Limited Access Recording Paid Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains Assistive Hearing

Registration for this event is now closed, and registrants have been emailed about attending. Please contact [email protected] if you have any issues getting in.

This will be a paid event for both in-person and remote viewing. Virtual registrants will receive a link to watch Dr. Kimmerer's talk live as well as a link to the recording. The recording will only be available for a limited time. 

Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Ecological restoration can be understood as an act of reciprocity, in return for the gifts of the earth. This talk explores the ecological and ethical imperatives of healing the damage we have inflicted on our land and waters. We trace the evolution of restoration philosophy and practice and consider how integration of indigenous knowledge can expand our understanding of restoration from the biophysical to the biocultural. Reciprocal restoration includes not only healing the land but our relationship to land. In healing the land, we are healing ourselves.

Wild Ones is excited to cohost this event with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's Earth Week 2024 and the Wild Ones Fox Valley Chapter. 

Mar
27

Pollinator Kit Transplanting

This event has ended
Wednesday, March 27th, 2024
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Stone Silo Prairie Gardens, 2325 Oak Ridge Cir, De Pere, WI, 54115 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop Free Public Parking

Transplanting plants to pots for the sale. We also seeded more of particular needed species to reach our projected order amounts.

April 2024

Apr
4

Pollinator Kit Transplanting

This event has ended
Thursday, April 4th, 2024
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Stone Silo Prairie Gardens, 2325 Oak Ridge Cir, De Pere, WI, 54115 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop Free Public Parking

We will be transplanting seedlings into pots for the Pollinator Kit orders.

Apr
15

Railroad Museum Garden Maintenance

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Monday, April 15th, 2024
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National Railroad Museum, 2285 S Broadway, Green Bay, WI, 54304 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop Garden Installation/Maintenance Public Restroom Free Public Parking

First maintenance of the season to clean up the garden bed.

Apr
15

Pollinator Kit Transplanting

This event has ended
Monday, April 15th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Stone Silo Prairie Gardens, 2325 Oak Ridge Cir, De Pere, WI, 54115 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop Free Public Parking

Digging and transplanting plants into pots for the sale.

Apr
20

Earth Day at Mosquito Hill Nature Conservancy

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Saturday, April 20th, 2024
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Mosquito Hill Nature Conservancy, N3880 Rogers Rd, New London, WI, 54961 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Public Restroom

Our chapter had a table at this event run by Mosquito Hill Nature Conservancy. One of our members ran this table event for us and gave out copies of our brochures and answered people's questions.

May 2024

May
1

Pollinator Kit Transplanting

This event has ended
Wednesday, May 1st, 2024
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Stone Silo Prairie Gardens, 2325 Oak Ridge Cir, De Pere, WI, 54115 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop Lots of Physical Activity

Digging and transplanting the last of the species needed for the Pollinator kits.

May
2

Railroad Museum Garden Maintenance

This event has ended
Thursday, May 2nd, 2024
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National Railroad Museum, 2285 S Broadway, Green Bay, WI, 54304 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Garden Installation/Maintenance Public Restroom Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity

The group will be weeding and removing Cup plants.

May
4

Wild Ones at Wild Birds table presentation

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Saturday, May 4th, 2024
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Wild Birds Unlimited, 2285 S Oneida St, Green Bay, WI, 54304 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking

A table presentation at the store to inform customers about plants that feed birds, pollinators and wildlife. We will answer questions and promote the mission of Wild Ones.

May
11

Spring Clean Up at Heritage Hill

This event has ended
Saturday, May 11th, 2024
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Tank Cottage Heritage Hill, Gate 3 on Lazarre St., 2640 S Webster Ave, Green Bay, WI, 54301 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Chapter Social Garden Installation/Maintenance Public Restroom Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity Drinking Fountains

Spring cleaning of the garden bed behind the Tank Cottage in Heritage Hill State Park., involving edging, weeding and removing debris. Bring your own garden tools (gloves, trowels, pruners) and a folding chair. Snacks and water will be provided. Park along Lazarre St. and come for some fellowship along with getting your hands in the dirt. Work sign up will be divided into two time slots on the Sign Up Genius app.

May
18

Baird Creek Preservation Foundation tour

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Saturday, May 18th, 2024
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Baird Creek Preservation Foundation, 3100 Sitka St, Green Bay, WI, 54311 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Group Tour Nature Walk/Hike Public Restroom Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity

A guided tour of the Baird Creek property by the Baird Creek Preservation Foundation. The Board President, Charlie Frisk, will be the tour guide for the day. There are some hills and bridges, so please be aware, and wear good walking/hiking shoes. We should be able to see the spring flowering native plants and hopefully, the nesting Barred Owl pair in the preserve. Park at the Christa McAuliffe park at 3100 Sitka St.

May
21

Railroad Museum Garden Maintenance

This event has ended
Tuesday, May 21st, 2024
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National Railroad Museum, 2285 S Broadway, Green Bay, WI, 54304 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Garden Installation/Maintenance Public Restroom Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity

The Wild Petunia plants need to be dug and moved to allow space for the Prairie Smoke plants. The plants then can be moved to a different location and volunteers may be able to take a plant too.

May
30

Pollinator Kit Assembly

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Thursday, May 30th, 2024
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Stone Silo Prairie Gardens, 2325 Oak Ridge Cir, De Pere, WI, 54115 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity

We will be assembling the pollinator kits ordered for the sale on June 1st. Any extra plants will be organized to sell as individual plants.

June 2024

Jun
1

Pollinator Kit Sale/Pick Up

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Saturday, June 1st, 2024
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Stone Silo Prairie Garden, 2325 Oak Ridge Cir, De Pere, WI, 54115 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Seed/Plant Sale Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking

This is the annual Pollinator Kit Sale for our spring plant sale. Orders will be picked up and extra plants may be purchased. Yard signs will be for sale. Literature and membership information will be available and chapter members will be available to ask questions.

Jun
12

Pollinator Recap meeting and Board meeting Members Only

This event has ended
Wednesday, June 12th, 2024
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Stone Silo Prairie Gardens, 2325 Oak Ridge Cir, De Pere, WI, 54115 Map

Members Only Free Event Chapter Meeting Chapter Board Meeting Free Public Parking

Review the Pollinator Kit sale to discuss what went well and what to change. The Board to discuss upcoming events, mostly the collaboration with the DNR and the Jolliett Park restoration project.

Jun
15

Round 2! Spring Clean Up at Heritage Hill

This event has ended
Saturday, June 15th, 2024
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Tank Cottage Heritage Hill, Gate 3 on Lazarre St., 2640 S Webster Ave, Green Bay, WI, 54301 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Chapter Social Garden Installation/Maintenance Public Restroom Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity Drinking Fountains

Join us as we continue our efforts to maintain and beautify the garden beds behind the Tank Cottage at Heritage Hill State Park. This spring, we're focusing on thinning out undesirable plants and spreading mulch to retain moisture and control grass growth.

What to Bring:

Garden tools (gloves, trowels, garden seats)

A folding chair for breaks

A treat to pass 

Fellowship and the satisfaction of getting your hands in the dirt!
Sign up now and join us for a day of community, nature, and fun!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4AACAA22A2F8C61-49694275-garden#/

Jun
18

Railroad Museum Garden Maintenance

This event has ended
Tuesday, June 18th, 2024
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National Railroad Museum, 2285 S Broadway, Green Bay, WI, 54304 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Garden Installation/Maintenance Public Restroom Free Public Parking

Regular maintenance work weeding at the garden.

July 2024

Jul
9

Master Gardeners Locktender Garden Open House

Tuesday, July 9th, 2024
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Voyageur Park, De Pere, WI, William St, De Pere, WI, 54115 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Public Restroom Free Public Parking

Master Gardeners event with various local organizations and vendors to showcase the Locktender Garden. Our chapter will have a table display about what we do in Wild Ones and give away a small native plant.

Jul
17

Tour of LaLuzerne residence

Wednesday, July 17th, 2024
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LaLuzerne residence, 4238 Pouwels Ct, De Pere, WI, 54115 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Home Garden Tour Free Public Parking

We will be touring the property of Jim and Sandy LaLuzerne, showing a wide variety of native herbaceous and woody plants. Some facts about this tour:

·       Original 5 acres was totally barren

·       Currently total of 23 acres

·       Over 2 miles of trails

·       Some old growth wooded areas

·       Several Brown County Champion Trees

·       200 plus species of trees and woody plants

·       Hundreds of native species of grasses, flowers, water plants, sedges, mosses, lichen, algae, etc.

·       Several prairies

·       Fish, amphibians, insects, arthropods, mammals, birds, etc. (create a habitat and they will come)

·       Fungi

·       Dead trees (standing and fallen)

·       Certified Wildlife Habitat

·       Monarch Way station

August 2024

Aug
13

Tour of Sikora residence

Tuesday, August 13th, 2024
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Ken and Judy Sikora residence, 978 Lakeview Dr, Green Bay, WI, 54313 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Home Garden Tour Free Public Parking

We will tour the property of Ken and Judy Sikora, past members of our chapter and native plant enthusiasts. We may also get to see the planting that Judy has managed at the nearby Quarry Park.

Aug
24

Late Season Plant Sale

Saturday, August 24th, 2024
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Stone Silo Prairie Garden, 2325 Oak Ridge Cir, De Pere, WI, 54115 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Seed/Plant Sale

Annual late season plant sale of all the native plant inventory at Stone Silo Prairie Gardens, assisted by our chapter members. Our members will be on hand to assist customers with any questions and we will provide literature at our information table.

September 2024

Sep
7

Tour of Theeke residence

Saturday, September 7th, 2024
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Doris Theeke residence, 2742 Main St, Green Bay, WI, 54311 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Home Garden Tour Free Public Parking

We will be touring the suburban property of Doris Theeke.

Sep
9

Restoring Habitat in the Fox River and Green Bay

Monday, September 9th, 2024
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Green Bay Botanical Garden, 2600 Larsen Rd, Green Bay, WI, 54303 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Brianna Kupsky along with Mandy Mellinger and Jessica Brandt from the DNR will be presenting their work to restore habitat along the upper Fox River and the Bay of Green Bay. They have 12 large scale projects along the along the last 7 miles of the lower Fox River and the lower Green Bay. This is funded by the bipartisan infrastructure law for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative with an accelerated timeline to be completed by 2030. To accomplish this, they are looking for help from local conservation, recreation and interest groups to align with community priorities, identify co-benefits at project sites, and spark interest in long term stewardship efforts. We will learn about the opportunity to make a difference in our county for the future of our local ecosystem. 

October 2024

Oct
20

Seed Collection Demonstration

Sunday, October 20th, 2024
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Stone Silo Prairie Gardens, 2325 Oak Ridge Cir, De Pere, WI, 54115 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop Free Public Parking

Justin Kroening of Stone Silo Prairie Gardens will show us the best techniques to identify, collect and store native seed for winter sowing. Everyone will be able to collect some seed from his prairie on the property.

November 2024

Nov
12

Annual Meeting, Election, Seed Swap and Dinner

Tuesday, November 12th, 2024
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TBD

Public Welcome Free Event Chapter Social Seed/Plant Swap Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking

Annual meeting to review the past calendar events, elect any board positions available, share native seeds members wish to share, and enjoy dinner and fellowship with other members.