June 1998

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Wild OnesŪ - Louisville Chapter Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 1 (Quarterly)

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bullet.gif (1288 bytes) Recent Club Activity
bullet.gif (1288 bytes) Upcoming Event - June 25, 1998, Thursday
bullet.gif (1288 bytes) Membership Update
bullet.gif (1288 bytes) Help Wanted
bullet.gif (1288 bytes) Wild Ones – Louisville Chapter’s Contact List
                      Board Members and Newsletter Committee

bullet.gif (1288 bytes) Upcoming Meetings
bullet.gif (1288 bytes) Special Note

Recent Club Activity

We had a great wildflower walk in Cherokee Park on April 9th even though the weather was crummy. We saw a great many different species in blooming glory and got to know each other a little bit better.

Wild Ones members participated in a plant rescue on April 11 at the Fishpool Interceptor, an MSD sewer construction site. Several members were there to help dig up Trillium, May-Apple, Hepatica and Solomon's Seal. Many of these plants were planted at the MSD headquarters and at the hard workers homes.

We had a display booth at the Louisville Nature Center native plant sale on April 25th informing people about Wild Ones. Forty-seven people signed on to our mailing list at this event.

Beargrass Creek Restoration - Wild Ones helped sponsor and plant over 700 native trees and shrubs along a disturbed section of the South Fork of Beargrass Creek where the new Target and Winn-Dixie stores were recently developed. Much thanks to those hard working members that helped with this effort on May 16th.

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Upcoming Event – June 25, 1998, Thursday

The next Wild Ones – Louisville Chapter general meeting will be at Bernheim Forest on June 25th at 7:00 p.m.

Varley E. Wiedeman, Ph.D. (Science and Education Advisor) will give us a guided tour of the great meadow restoration that they have been doing. (http://www.win.net/bernheim/) We will also have a short business meeting and discuss our future activities. Hope to see you there!

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is located in Bullitt and Nelson counties 25 miles south of Louisville, Kentucky, just 15 minutes from the Gene Snyder Freeway (I-265) and only 30 minutes from southern Indiana via I-65. Take the Bernheim Forest exit (Exit 112) off I-65. The entrance to Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is about one mile east on State Highway 245.

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Membership Update

We received dues reimbursements from the national headquarters for the following members who joined as of April 18, 1998:

Phyllis Croce, Mike Smiley, Kent Gootee, Susan Hamilton, Paul Clinton, Diane Heilenman, Linda Sanford, Kathy Wynne, Paul & Marie Heye, Mary Anne Thornton, Cindi Sullivan, Ann Schultz, John Swintosky, Clint Elliot, Miriam Klein, John Warren, Garrett Adams, Portia & Jerry Brown, Connie Cohen, Elizabeth Boyd, Colleen Craven-Becker, Richard Wolford, Sharon Phillips, Bob Phillips, Kate Cunningham, Judith McCandless, Rosemary Clark, Deborah Doering, Karen Portelli, Mr. & Mrs. Don Russell, The Schatzingers, Phil Cottell, and Barbie Bruker-Corwin.

If you joined after April 18th we should get acknowledgement from the national HQ sometime in June.

Check out our new web page. (You are already here.)

Many thanks to Pat McClendon for her effort and creativity in getting us up on the world wide web.

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Help Wanted

Please let us know if you are interested in being the Secretary for the Louisville Chapter or in helping out with any activities (phone tree, newsletter, plant rescues, programs, plant exchange, etc.). If you are interested or have any other great ideas contact either Portia Brown by phone at 454-4007 or Mike Smiley via e-mail.

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Upcoming Meetings

June 25, 1998 (Thursday)

  • Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. just before Dr. Varly Wiedeman’s presentation at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.
  • Regular Business Meeting at 7 p.m. Same location as above. Contact Portia Brown at 454-4007 for more information.

September 17, 1998 (Thursday)

  • Quarterly Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Iroquois Park. Contact Portia Brown at 454-4007 for more information.
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Special Note

Send us your e-mail addresses, if you have one.

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To contact us:
Wild Ones - Louisville (Kentucky) Chapter
P. O. BOX 5512,
Louisville, KY 40255-0512
Portia Brown, Phone: 454-4007
Email: light@entreky.net

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P.O. Box 1274
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