Seeking to educate its members and the community about the benefits of using local native plant species in natural landscaping, Wild OnesŪ is the only not-for-profit national educational organization of its kind. Having had its beginning in Milwaukee, it is still located in Wisconsin. The mailing address is: PO Box 1274, Appleton, WI 54912

For general information, please phone the Wild Ones national office at 1-920-730-3986, or toll free at 877-FYI-WILD (877-394-9453), or send email to Or feel free to contact any of the national officers listed below.

For contacts in your area, check the chapters page. For general information, please click on the "Info" button to send email to our support staff.

Officers and Appointed Roles
President Joe Powelka (608) 837-6308
Vice President Carol Andrews
Secretary Debi Wolterman
Treasurer Kathy McDonald
Past President Bret Rappaport
Executive Director Donna VanBuecken (877) 394-9453 or
(920) 730-3986
Newsletter Editor Maryann Whitman (248)652-4004
Newsletter Creative Director Christian Nelson ((507) 288-4464
Seeds For Education Director Steve Maassen
Librarian Robert Ryf
Web Site Coordinator Peter Chen (630) 357-2338

Board Members at Large Honorary Directors
Carol Andrews, Arrowhead Chapter, Minnesota
Patricia Armstrong, Greater DuPage Chapter, Illinois
Portia Brown, Louisville Metro Chapter, Kentucky
Jerry Brown, Louisville Metro Chapter, Kentucky
Mark Charles, Ann Arbor Chapter, Michigan
Tim Lewis, Rock River Valley, Illinois
Steve Maaasen, Fox Valley Area Chapter, Wisconsin
Kathy McDonald, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, Ohio
Diane Powelka, Madison Chapter, Wisconsin
Joe Powelka, Madison Chapter, Wisconsin
Bret Rappaport, Lake-To-Prairie Chapter, Illinois
Maryann Whitman, Oakland Chapter, Michigan
Klaus Wisiol, Lake-To-Prairie Chapter, Illinois
Debi Wolterman, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, Ohio
Marilyn Wyzga, Partner-at-Large, New Hampshire
Darrel Morrison, FASLA, Landscape Architect, Georgia
Lorrie Otto, Wisconsin
Craig Tufts, Virginia
Andy & Sally Wasowski, Authors, New Mexico