Community and Partner Events

River City Wild Ones is often a part of partner and community events by having a booth or having a member speak on Native Plants and related topics.



Native Seed Propagation “Teacher” Workshop
Thursday October 4, 2018 • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Wittenbach Wege Center 11715 Vergennes Street SE, Lowell, MI  49331
Cost: $25
Instructors:  Courtney Cheers and Rebecca Marquardt 
Native Seed Propagation Workshop 
Saturday October 6, 2018 • 9:00 am – noon
Location: Wittenbach Wege Center 11715 Vergennes Street SE, Lowell, MI  49331
Cost: $25
Instructors: Courtney Cheers and Rebecca Marquardt

West MI Conservation Network’s Fall Feature
Monarch Butterflies, Migration and Human Impact
Friday, November 2, 2018 • 7–9:00 pm
Location:  Montcalm Area Career Center 1550 W Sidney Rd, Sidney, MI 48885)
Cost: FREE (Donations accepted at door)
Speaker: Dr. Steve Malcolm from Western MI University
For more information on these events, and to register, please visit West MI Conservation Network website at and click on the “Events” tab.



Doug Tallamy to Speak in South Haven

Dr. Doug Tallamy will be the keynote speaker at the First Annual Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum Conference in South Haven on September 22, 2018. Tallamy will present the ideas from his book Bringing Nature Home. There are 13 other speakers from varied backgrounds, including Steve Keto, Natural Areas and Preserves Manager at Western Michigan University.

The conference will celebrate Dr. Liberty Hyde Bailey, Jr.—his life, work, philosophy and legacy. The foundational work created by him in the late 19th and early 20th century has evolved into a vibrant focus of action today. From agriculture to art, horticulture to native plants, and soil-plant science to nature study, Bailey’s vocation and avocation resonate in how we interact with the planet. Bailey’s vision for the 21st century is the focus of the conference.

The conference will be held from 9:00 am—5:00 pm. at LC Mohr High School, 600 Elkenburg St, South Haven, Michigan 49090

Download the conference brochure here.
For more information and tickets visit

“We are parts in a living; sensitive creation…the living creation is not exclusively man-centered: it is bio-centric.” —L.H. Bailey