Nov 03, 2011 (Thu)
Root River Chapter Challenge Met
Because Wisconsin's Root River Wild Ones Chapter has been holding such successful plant sales, they wanted to share their good fortune so they issued a challenge to the rest of the Wild Ones Chapters and their members to match a $9,000 pledge toward publication of the Wild Ones Journal. We are pleased to announce that we have met that challenge and want to thank everyone who helped us do so.
Nov 01, 2011 (Tue)
Honor Award from ASLA
Nancy Aten, a member of the Milwaukee North Wild Ones Chapter, and her firm Landscapes of Place, along with others have been working on a Menomonee Valley restoration project for some time. The enormity of the project and its benefits to our environment are impressive.
For her work, Nancy has been honored with a major national award from the American Society of Landscape Architects for ecological restoration plans and design of lands in Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley. Using the varied topography along the river, the plan makes extensive efforts to provide an effective restoration method and trajectory for each of several Wisconsin ecological community types including a range of forest, savanna, and prairie communities, from dry-mesic to wet-mesic. The ASLA jury was particularly impressed with the community involvement and the connection of the plan to detailed implementation phases.
The design. Use the right arrow button to click through the set of 15 project images.
Oct 31, 2011 (Mon)
Wild Ones in the News
The Call of the Wild Twin Cities Wild Ones Chapter member Katy Chayka is trying to catalog every plant species in Minnesota to protect them for future generations.
No mowing at Edina city building Matt Lasch of Applied Ecological Services is managing this project which will be interesting landscape to observe over the next several years.
Oct 29, 2011 (Sat)
Hesed House has new Landscape
The Hesed House property, which had once been the Municipal Incinerator for city of Aurora, Illinois, had long been in dire need of refreshment. Began in 2008, the $20,000 landscaping project was completed this past summer with Wild Ones business member Midwest Groundcovers LLC providing plants that included seventy-two Boxwood and a variety of Tiarella, Asarum, Carex, and other shade plants.
Sep 30, 2011 (Fri)
WILD ONES ADOPT AN OAK PROGRAM
As part of the WILD Center's upland restoration landacaping plan, we will be developing an oak savanna. A donation of $200 toward the purchase of a tree for our oak savanna area will get your name added to a donor plaque and will help us purchase a 2 to 2-1/2 inch diameter bur oak. Adopt an Oak Program.
WILD ONES ADOPT A TURTLE PROGRAM
Since time immemorial, turtles have come out of the marsh onto this land that is now the WILD Center. The site no longer has the kind of soil turtles need for successful nesting, and there's also a problem with the turtles crossing the hazardous roadway. Your generous donation will help us create a great nesting area for the painted turtles and snapping turtles that want to lay their eggs on our site. We suggest a $100 donation, but of course any amount will be a great help. Adopt a Turtle Program.
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