WORC 15th Anniversary Celebration!

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Come join us to celebrate Wild Ones River City’s 15 years of educating and advocating for native plant landscapes! The “Healing our Earth….small steps make a big impact” Celebration is scheduled for next June 20, 2022 at the Aquinas Performing Arts Center. The Celebration will include an Expo with our community partners and a keynote speaker. The organizations at the Expo will provide information on environmental issues and local resources. They can help you discover ways to connect and make a difference in our natural world.

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Douglas Tallamy, a premier expert on biodiversity. Dr. Tallamy has been calling for action to increase biodiversity by installing native plant landscapes for many years. In his book “Nature’s Best Hope” he asks the question:

“… what if each American landowner converted half of his or her yard to productive native plant communities?… If Americans replanted half of their lawns with native plants, shrubs and trees, we would have more wildlife habitat than all the national parks combined.”

This celebration is for those who have been landscaping with native plants for many years as well as for those who are just starting out. We want Dr. Tallamy’s message to be available to anyone who is interested – and feel that no one should have to pay to hear it. With the help of a few sponsoring organizations/businesses, we believe this is possible. Wildtype Native Plant Nursery has generously offered to be a sponsor for this event. If you know of other organizations or businesses that might consider being a sponsor, please contact Linda Gary ([email protected]).

Next year will be here before we know it, so mark June 20, 2022, on your calendar and plan to join us for this special event!