Wild Ones   Wild Ones® - Louisville Chapter - Nov. 1999 Newsletter  

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SPECIAL Thanksgiving Holiday MEETING

Mark Your Calendars

Tuesday, November 23rd, 6:30 pm to 9:30 p.m.

Louisville Nature Center, 3745 Illinois Ave., Louisville, KY

Program: John Swintosky, Landscape Architect with Metro Parks and noted Arborist, will give a talk on Using Native Trees and Shrubs.(This is the program rescheduled from October.)

Potluck Dinner: A wonderful way of sharing in the spirit of Thanksgiving. Bring a favorite casserole, salad, or dessert to share. We’ll have drinks and dinnerware on hand.

Optional Seed Exchange: Have you collected more seeds than you need? Bring a small bag and exchange with others. Another fun way to share the holiday spirit.

Note: We are not planning any meetings for December (Cherokee Partk or regular general meetings).  Happy Holidays to all!


Dates (Weather Permitting):

November 20th (3rd Saturday this month due to Thanksgiving Weekend on 4th Saturday)

December – Rest and enjoy the Holidays

January 22, 2000 – We’re back to our regular 4th Saturday schedule

Time: 9:00 a.m. to Noon on Saturdays

Place: Wildflower Woods behind the flagpole at the Eastern Parkway entrance to the park.

What: Invasives control work. Bring gloves. Other tools are provided.


Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy (LOPC) has asked for a representative of Wild Ones to serve on a Cherokee Park Community Advisory Committee. The next meeting is November 16th at 7:00 p.m. at Seneca Golf Course Clubhouse. The topic for this meeting will be the Baringer Hill area. This is adjacent to our adopted site.  I attended an initial organizational meeting in October.  If you are interested in participating, please contact me (Portia).

In October, at the invitation of LOPC, Portia and Alderman Bill Allison met briefly with Linda Cox of the Lila Wallace Readers Digest Fund at Cherokee Park. It was a chilly day and Ms. Cox had many stops to make on her tour, however, she was very interested in the invasives control work that is being done in the park. She took Wild Ones literature, planning to visit our website and links relating to this growing national concern. By the way, Susan Rademacher pointed out that our adopted site has been historically referred to as the Wildflower Woods!! Pretty inspiring!!!

January 25, 2000 - Wild Ones Basic Concepts and Local Programs

7:00 p.m. at Louisville Nature Center

We’ll go over some basic natural landscaping terminology, guidelines for residential sites, and plant rescue procedures. We’ll also update you on the invasive control work on our adopted site in Cherokee Park. This is an excellent time to bring an interested friend!

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