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Sharing National Wild Ones Forum

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National Wild Ones would like us to share their Forum information with our members. To download the PDF version click the link below: 2018-04 National Chapter Forum   National & Chapter Forum  April 13, 2018  INTRODUCTION  It’s Friday the 13th, but there’s nothing scary about this issue of the Forum – we have lots of… Read more »

Pollinator Health Meetings to be Held

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Are you interested in supporting pollinator health in Michigan? Local Michigan State University Extension educators are partnering with MSU researchers to create three Pollinator Health Meetings this spring to discuss projects MSU and the opportunities in your area for supporting pollinators. This is part of a three-year, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded project that aims… Read more »

Learn to Identify Spring Wildflowers – May 5, 2018

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Learn to Identify Spring Wildflowers: May 5, 2018 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.   Register here   Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center, Hoffmaster State Park, 6585 Lake Harbor Rd., Muskegon Program Fee: $40, which includes lunch and all materials   Taught by naturalist/nature photographer Craig Elston and park naturalist Elizabeth Tillman, this class will cover… Read more »

Emma Cole—Grand Rapids Flora Pioneer

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March 19, 2018  RCWO Meeting Recap Where have all the Flowers Gone? Rediscovering Emma Cole’s 19th-Century Grand Rapids Flora River City Wild Ones was treated to a fascinating presentation by Julie Stivers, Author, and Dr. Garrett Crow, Visiting Scholar, Calvin College. Julie Stivers spoke first, giving a history of Emma Cole’s life. Emma was born… Read more »

Latest News on Invasives

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Latest News on Invasives by West Michigan Conservation Network Saturday, April 7, 2018 • 10am–noon Hemlock Crossing 8115 West Olive Road West Olive, MI 49460 From garlic mustard to New Zealand mudsnail, emerald ash borer to hemlock woolly adelgid, our awareness of invasive species has grown as well as the complexity of the conversation. For… Read more »

Diversify the Biota – 6 Part Workshop Series

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River City Wild Ones members and friends are invited to attend the 6 part workshop Diversify the Biota March 18, 24 • April 15, 28 • May 19 • June 2 The workshop was developed by RCWO member, Rebecca Marquardt. Amy Heilman, also an RCWO member, will help with some of the workshops. For a complete… Read more »

Report on National Wild Ones Annual Meeting 8-19-17

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By Nancy Bedell, Education Chair, November 20, 2017  As a local chapter of Wild Ones I think we sometimes forget that we are members of a national organization of over 4,000 members , 51 chapters in 13 states with its home office in the state where the organization originated in 1979 in Wisconsin thirty eight years… Read more »

Great Lakes Lifeways Institute Director Explains Native Americans’ Relationship to Plants

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Great Lakes Lifeways Institute Director Explains Native Americans’ Relationship to Plants Monday evening, October 16, 2017 By Marty Arnold Kevin Finney, Executive of the Great Lakes Lifeways Institute, spoke to River City Wild Ones members and guests about how native people of West Michigan (“the Anishinaabe”) used plants. Finney is a cultural historian and educator who specializes in… Read more »

Native Plant Garden Tour a Success!

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    It was a very warm night in the native plant garden on Cherry Street, but people of all ages came out to stroll through the garden, talk to experts, and pick up educational material. The bonus was that they were given a free native plant to take home. Visitors also enjoyed a beer… Read more »