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Wild Ones 2002 National Conference: PROGRAM

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Time & Day

Description

Location

7:30-9:00 pm

Thursday

Sierra Club-Central Ohio Group monthly program

Andy Wasowski: "Building Inside Nature’s Envelope." Free & open to the public

OSU Museum of Biological Diversity auditorium (free parking)

1315 Kinnear Road

5:00-10:00 pm

Friday

Wild Ones Reception

6 pm: Field trip & lecture: Why is Darby Creek One
of America’s Last Great Places?-Anthony Sasson, Darby Watershed Program Manager, The Nature Conservancy-Ohio Chapter

8 pm: Potluck dinner provided

Cedar Ridge Lodge, Battelle-Darby Creek Metropolitan Park

(transportation available from Fawcett Center)

7:45-9:00 am

Saturday

Registration & continental breakfast

Vendor & sponsor displays; silent auction open all day

Fawcett Center

lobby

8:00-9:00 am

Saturday

Wild Ones Annual Meeting

All Wild Ones members are encouraged to attend

Fawcett Center

auditorium

9:00 am

Saturday

Welcome and introductions-Clyde Dilley, Chair, 2002 National Conference Committee

Fawcett Center

auditorium

9:15 am

Saturday

Presentation

Bret Rappaport, National Wild Ones Past President: "Landscaping in a Neighborly Way"

Introduced by President, Columbus Chapter, Wild Ones

Fawcett Center

auditorium

10:15 am

Saturday

Break & refreshments

View vendor & sponsor displays; silent auction

Fawcett Center

lobby

10:30 am

Saturday

Keynote address

Andy Wasowski: "The Landscaping Revolution"

Introduced by Bret Rappaport

Fawcett Center

auditorium

11:30 am

Saturday

Book signing by authors

View vendor & sponsor displays; silent auction

Fawcett Center

lobby

12:00 noon

Saturday

Lunch

View vendor & co-sponsor displays; silent auction

Fawcett Center Conference Room

1:00 pm

Saturday

Session 1

A. Attracting Wildlife with Native Plants-
Randy Sanders, landscape designer, Classic Gardens

B. Propagating Native Seeds-
Robert Harter, owner, Seeds of the Tall Grass

C. Managing Parks for Diversity of Wildlife & Habitat

-Dave Nolin, Assistant Director, Five Rivers Metro Park, Dayton, Ohio

D. Planning a Park Using Native Plants-
Patricia Stevens, ASLA, landscape architect,
Schmidt Copeland Parker Stevens

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2:00 pm
Saturday

Session 2

A. Landscaping a Sunny Lot with Native Plants-David Dvorak, Jr., naturalist, writer, photographer

B. Restoring Landscapes Using Native Plants for Public & Private Spaces-Dr. Don Geiger, Director, Marianist Environmental Education Center

C. Restoring a Native Prairie at a Metro Park-Jack McDowell, former Land Management Coordinator, Columbus & Franklin County Metro Parks

D. Low-allergy Landscaping-Tom Ogren, horticulturist, author of Allergy-Free Gardening

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3:00 pm

Saturday

Break & refreshments

View vendor & sponsor displays; silent auction

Fawcett Center lobby

3:30 pm

Saturday

Session 3

A. Landscaping a Shaded Lot with Native Plants

-Robert L. Henn, Professor Emeritus of Sinclair Community College’s Biology Department in Dayton

B. Designing Sustainable Urban Gardens-
Susan Weber, landscape designer, Urban Wild

C. The Impacts of Invasive Plants-Jennifer Windus, Research & Monitoring Administrator, Division of Natural Areas & Preserves, Ohio Department of Natural Resources

D. Integrating Restored/Constructed Wetlands into the Urban Environment for Filtration, Habitat, & Recreation-John Kiertscher, restoration ecologist, Envirotech Consultants, Inc. 4:30 pm field trip to a major corporate storm water retention/wetlands project

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5:00 pm

Saturday

Silent auction ends; winners may pick up their items

Fawcett Center lobby

5:30-9:00 pm

Saturday

Social gathering & barbecue ($10 ticket required, which must be purchased by 9 am)

Meet & talk with conference presenters & participants

Ohio State University Chadwick Arboretum

8:00 am

Sunday

Wild Ones Board of Directors meeting

All Wild Ones members are encouraged to attend

Fawcett Center

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9:00 am

Sunday

Field trips

A. Tour of Wild Ones gardens (limit: 30)

B. Original tallgrass prairie remnants, 1814 & 1816 pioneer cemeteries-Guy Denny, former Chief, Division of Natural Areas & Preserves, Ohio Department of Natural Resources (limit: 15)

C. Slate Run Wetlands Wildlife Refuge

-Andrea Haslage, park naturalist (limit: 15)

D. Calamus Swamp-Jim McCormac, botanist, Division of Natural Areas & Preserves, Ohio Department of Natural Resources (limit: 15)

E. Herbarium, Museum of Biological Diversity,
The Ohio State University-Dr. John J. Furlow, Curator, Plant Biology (limit: 15)

Car pool from Fawcett Center parking lot

Van provided
for garden tour




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