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Wild Ones® has local chapters throughout the United States. Chapters are a great place to meet others with an interest in native plants. Most chapters have monthly programs on native plants and landscaping. Many sponsor tours of members' yards and nearby native plant landscapes. Chapters may support native landscape projects in nearby schools, provide "plant rescue" operations, or have similar projects to expand knowledge and use of native plant landscaping.

Joining a local chapter is a great way to meet friendly and knowledgeable folks. This will energize and nourish your native plant landscaping.


  • Palouse Chapter
    • BILL FRENCH: (208) 883-3937 prairiedoc@moscow.com
      ELIZABETH MILES, (208) 882-5331 milesemsend@yahoo.com
      Unless otherwise announced, all meetings will be the second Sunday of each month, 2:00pm, in Room 2B of the Latah County Courthouse.


  • Cary Chapter
  • Greater DuPage Chapter
    • MESSAGE CENTER: (630) 415-IDIG
      PAT CLANCY: (630) 964-0448 Clancypj2@aol.com
      Chapter usually meets the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the College of DuPage, Building K, Room 161, unless otherwise noted.

  • Lake-To-Prairie Chapter
    • KARIN WISIOL: (847)548-1650 kawisiol@pcbb.net
      Meetings are usually held on the second Monday of the month at 7:15 p.m. in the Byron Colby Community Barn at Prairie Crossing, Grayslake (Rt. 45, about 1/2 mile south of Ill. 120).

  • Macomb Chapter
  • North Park Village Nature Center Chapter (Chicago area)
    • BOB PORTER: (312) 744-5472
      Meetings are usually held the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the North Park Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, unless otherwise indicated.

  • Rock River Valley Chapter (Rockford area)
    • Tim Lewis
      (815) 874-3468

      Meetings are usually held the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m., at various locations. Unless otherwise stated, we meet at Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main, Rockford.


  • Gibson Woods Chapter
    • JOY BOWER: (219) 989-9679, jbower1126@aol.com
      Meetings are usually held on the first Saturday of the month, 10 a.m., at Gibson Woods, 6201 Parrish Ave., Hammond, Ind., unless otherwise noted.


  • Frankfort Chapter
    • KATIE CLARK: (502) 226-4766, katieclark@vol.com

      Chapter Meetings are held in Frankfort KY, usually on the second Monday of each month at 5:30pm at the Salato Wildlife Education Center. The center is located 1.6 miles west of Frankfort, just off US 60W (Louisville Rd). See the calendar page to find out if the meeting location is to be in the Center's main building or in Center's Native Plant Greenhouse #1. Unless you are here already, see our "Frankfort Chapter" page for further directions to both locations.

  • Lexington Chapter
  • Louisville MetroWild Chapter
    • PORTIA BROWN: (502) 454-4007,
      Meetings are usually held the fourth Tuesday of the month. From April through September we meet outside at various locations; check monthly calendar for details of eac meeting. From November through March we meet indoors. Our "home base" has been the Louisville Nature Center, 3745 Illinois Avenue; however, we have sometimes meet other places, such as The Church of the Epiphany, Spaulding University, Jeff. Co. Memorial Forest, and Bernheim.
      4th Saturday Fund Days – 9 a.m.-noon, September - Summer while site and weather conditions permit,at our adopted site "Wildflower Woods" in Cherokee Park, the wooded triangle behind the Daniel Boone statue.Contact Ward Wilson at 299-0331 or e-mail


  • Ann Arbor Chapter
  • Cadillac Chapter
    • PAT RUTA: (231) 745-4631, pat_ruta@hotmail.com
      Meetings are usually held the fourth Thursday of the month from 7-9 p.m. at Lincoln School, 125 Ayer St., Cadillac (map), unless otherwise noted.

  • Calhoun County Chapter (Battle Creek area)
    • MARILYN CASE: Phone: 517-630-8546

      Email: mailto:mcase15300@aol.com

      Meetings are usually held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 pm at the Calhoun Intermediate School District (CISD) building, 17111 G Drive North (at Old US-27), Marshall, MI unless otherwise noted. Please check our calendar page for current meeting sites.

  • Central Upper Peninsula Chapter
    • THOMAS TAUZER: (906) 428-3203, ttauzer@chartermi.net
      Monthly meetings are usually 4th Tuesday of each month.

  • Detroit Metro Chapter
    • ELIZABETH MCKENNEY: (248) 548-3088, ebmck@hotmail.com
      Meetings are usually held the third Wednesday of each month; location and time vary. Public is welcome; $5 fee for nonmembers.

  • Flint Chapter
    • For Membership or other information call: President - Virginia Knag (810) 694-4335, mtknag@ameritech.net
      Vice President - Dawn Van Fletern (810) 636-2126, dirttiger@aol.com
      Secretary - Virginia Chatfield (810) 655-6580 vchatfield@comcast.net
      Treasurer - Steve Van Fletern (810) 636-2126
      Newsletter Editor - Jane Huggins (810) 714-9174 janeh@umich.edu
      Meetings are usually held at 7 pm on the second Thursday of each month, in the Prahl Building at Mott Community College (www.mcc.edu/mcc_sitemap.shtml), Flint (map).

  • Houghton-Hancock Chapter
  • Kalamazoo Area Chapter
    • NANCY AND TOM SMALL: (616) 381-4946, yard2prairy@aol.com
      Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise noted. From October through March, the chapter meets at the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 2208 Winchell Avenue, Kalamazoo (map). Come at 7 pm for socializing; business meeting and program begin at 7:30 pm. There is no meeting in December. Spring and summer meetings vary in location and time, and are usually in the field.

  • Oakland Chapter
    • MARYANN WHITMAN: (248)652-4004; maryannwhitman@comcast.net
      TRISH HENNIG: (248) 627-5235 (chapter President)
      Meetings are usually held at 7 pm on the third Thursday of the month at the Old Oakland Township Parks/Police Building, 4392 Collins Road, Rochester Hills (map).

  • Red Cedar Chapter (Lansing area)
    • MARK RITZENHEIN, (517) 336-0965, mritz@acd.net
      Meets 7–9 pm on the third Wednesday of the month.


  • Arrowhead Chapter
    • CAROL ANDREWS: (218) 727-9340, carol_andrews@hotmail.com
      Meetings are usually held the third Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Location will change each month. Check website for details: www.d.umn.edu/~wildones Open to the public.

  • St. Croix Oak Savanna Chapter
    • Contact: Mary-Clare Holst here or at 651-351-7351 (evenings) OR Linda Decker here

  • Otter Tail Chapter
    • KAREN TERRY: (218) 736-5520, terry714@prtel.com
      Meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month, 7 p.m., at the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center, Fergus Falls. Visitors are always welcome.

  • St. Cloud Chapter
    • GREG SHIRLEY: (320) 259-0825, wildonesmn@home.com
      Meetings are usually held the fourth Monday of the month at the Heritage Nature Center, 6:30 p.m.

  • Twin Cities Chapter
    • MARTY RICE: (952) 927-6531, jcrmfr@msn.com
      Meetings are usually held the third Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m., at the Nokomis Community Center, 2401 E. Minnehaha Pkwy, Minneapolis, unless otherwise noted.


  • Mid-Missouri Chapter
    • LESA BEAMER, wildonesmo@yahoo.com
      Meetings are usually held the second Saturday of the month, 10:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Location varies.

  • St. Louis Chapter

    • Meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday of the month (except December and January) at 6:00 p.m. Location varies. For more information, call Shaw Nature Reserve at (636) 451-3512 and ask for Scott or send email to Scott Woodbury. See calendar below for directions to each meeting. Non-members are welcome to attend.

    New York

  • New York Capital District (Seedling) Chapter
    • Serving the Albany/Schenectady/Troy/Saratoga area.
      Contact: Melinda Perrin (708) 579-5695 BlueCloudM@aol.com

  • New York City Metro/Long Island Chapter
    • Jennifer Wilson-Pines: (516) 767-3454, Jwpines@juno.com
      Meetings are held in the Members Room, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 1000 Washington Avenue.


  • Greater Cincinnati Chapter
    • The Greater Cincinati Chapter has monthly meetings or field trips, as well as many other opportunities for learning about native plants. To view the program schedule for 2003, visit the Cincinnati link above under Programs.

      For more information, contact Roberta Trombly at 513-751-6183; email btrombly@fuse.net or Chris McCullough at 513-860-4959.

  • Columbus Chapter
    • Except for field trips, the Columbus Chapter meets the second Saturday of the month, 10:00 a.m., at Inniswood Metropolitan Park, Innis House, 940 Hampstead Rd., Westerville. Meetings and field trips are free and open to the public. Directions to Inniswood Metropolitan Park: From I-270, take the SR 3/Westerville Road exit south to Dempsey Road and turn left. Go about one mile to Hempstead Road and turn left. Entrance is about 1/2 mile on the right (the road forks to the right after 1/3 mile). For more information, contact: Marilyn Logue, Columbus Chapter president, at mlogue@sprintmail.com or 614 237-2534.

  • Maumee Valley Chapter
  • Pennsylvania

  • Northeast Pennsylvania (Seedling) Chapter
  • Susquehanna Valley Chapter ((Seedling) area)
    • Contact: Angela Eichelberger (717) 793-8440 wild_ones@earthlink.net Although open to anyone, area residents from South Central Pennsylvania (York/Lancaster/Adams Counties)and Northern Maryland are specifically invited to attend meetings. Location will vary, but we're currently meeting at Spoutwood Farm located at 4255 Pierceville Rd in Glen Rock. Spoutwood Farm, once known as a herb and flower farm, is a newly formed non-profit education center.

    South Carolina

  • Foothills Chapter
  • Wisconsin

  • Central Wisconsin Chapter
    • DAN DIETERICH (715) 344-1063 Dan Dieterich
      Meetings are usually held the fourth Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., in Rooms 1&2, Portage County Extension Building, 1462 Strongs Ave., Stevens Point, unless otherwise noted.

      Go to chapter website for summer tour schedule. "

  • Chippewa Valley Chapter
  • Door County Chapter
    • Contact Person: JUDY RENINGER (920) 839-1182, jreninger@dcwis.com
      President: Don Pardonner (920) 839-1182, donpardonner@dcwis.com
      Program: Bernie Shumway (920) 854-2573, dshumx5300@dcwis.com
      Meetings: Nov.-June, Mondays, 7 p.m. (various locations) July-Oct., Field Trips as announced (open to Wild Ones members only)

  • Erin Chapter
    • Contacts: Bob & Bev Hults 262 670-0445, Jim Marrari 262 966-2849
      Programs are held at 7:00pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month (unless noted) at the Erin Town Hall, 1846 Hwy 83. This is about 1/2 mile north of Hwy 167. Non members always welcome!

  • Fox Valley Area Chapter
    • Sharon Duerkop: (920) 734-1419, Sduerk@execpc.com
      Donna Vanbuecken: (920) 730-3986, WOresource@new.rr.com
      Indoor meetings are held at 7 p.m. at either Memorial Park Arboretum, 1313 E. Witzke Blvd., Appleton, or the Evergreen Retirement Community, 1130 N. Westfield St., Oshkosh.

  • Green Bay Chapter
    • HAL SUNKEN (920) 469-0540 Hal Sunken
      Meetings are usually held the third Thursday of the month at Green Bay Botanical Garden, 2600 Larsen Rd, except in summer.

      Go to Green Bay Chapter Summer Newsletter for further information. You will need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this online version of the Newsletter.

  • Madison Chapter
    • SUE ELLINGSON: (608) 259-1824, sue@lakewingra.org
      Wintertime meetings are on the last Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. We meet at local libraries. Summer events vary. The public is welcome.
      (I'm pretty bad about keeping this online calendar up to date. Sorry! Please contact me to confirm events.)

  • Menomonee River Area Chapter

    • Diane Holmes (262) 628-2825 email: hlmsdiane@aol.com
      Indoor meetings are held the second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Valley View Elem school,W180 N8130 Town Hall Rd, Menomonee Falls. Contact Diane Holmes for info 262-628-2825 or Jan Koel at 262-251-7571

  • Milwaukee-North Chapter
    • MESSAGE CENTER: (414) 299-9888
      Meetings are held the second Saturday of the month at the Schlitz Audubon Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Rd., Bayside, at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise indicated

  • Milwaukee-Southwest/Wehr Chapter
    • Milwaukee-Southwest/Wehr Chapter
      Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave.,Franklin, WI
      414-299-9888, ext 2
      Meetings are usually held the second Saturday of the month at the Wehr Nature Center, 1:30 p.m.

  • Coulee Region Chapter
    • Contact: Chuck Lee 608-785-2205 speakbobo@aol.com.

      Located near La Crosse, Coulee Region welcomes new members from the nearby area in both Wisconsin and Minnesota. Meetings are 7:30 PM the first Thursday of every month at the La Crosse Main Branch Public Library, beginning in October 2003.

  • Wisconsin Northwoods Chapter
    • Diane Willette (715) 362-6870 or Diane. Wisconsin Northwoods covers a 50 mile radius around the Rhinelander area.

      Meetings from November through April are held on the fourth Monday of the month at the Fireside Room (University Transfer Center) at Nicolet College Lake Julia Campus, Rhinelander. Dates, times and places vary for field trips and tours during May through October.

  • Root River Area Chapter
    • NAN CALVERT: (262)681-4899 at prairiedog@wi.rr.com or CARLA FREEMAN:(414) 382-6415,
      All meetings are held from September through May, the first Saturday of the month from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Riverbend Nature Center, N. Greenbay Road, Racine, unless otherwise noted. Members attend the Milwaukee Audubon Society's annual native landscaping conference in lieu of a February meeting. Members can contact Nan Calvert for fall/winter activity information.

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