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Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit environmental education and
advocacy organization.

    Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization that promotes
    environmentally sound landscaping and the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant

Mission Statement - River City - Grand Rapids Area Chapter

    The River City – Grand Rapids Area Chapter of the national Wild Ones organization was established in
    2007. Our purpose is to promote the establishment of communities of native plants around homes,
    schools and businesses, using ecological practices. We are dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity
    through preservation and restoration of our natural areas. In addition, we support and organize local
    community efforts to develop natural areas of learning through the national Seeds for Education Grant
    Program and through our chapter’s available grant monies - Plant It Forward Grant.

    We are composed of a steadily growing number of citizens that possess varying levels of plant and
    gardening knowledge – from beginner to advanced. We share a common passion and concern for the
    environment and strive to learn from each other and from the diversity of informative programs offered
    each month. Visitors are always welcome to attend the programs and field trips; you do not need to be a
    member to join us as we explore our natural environment.  When we learn we take interest, when we
    take interest we are motivated to take action.

    We invite you to share our passion for native plants and the desire to preserve the natural world around

    Joining Wild Ones gives you access to information resources as well as the camaraderie of other native
    plant enthusiasts. A single membership covers both the River City Wild Ones (RCWO - our local
    chapter) and the national organization.

    In addition to our local chapter's monthly newsletter, members receive the Wild Ones New Member
    Handbook and the Wild Ones Journal, a bimonthly publication of the national headquarters.

    Other membership benefits include participation in any and all Wild Ones chapter activities, either
    locally or across the United States. Examples of such events are seed gatherings, seed exchanges, plant
    rescues, plant sales, speaker presentations, garden tours, conferences, etc.

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Plants, Pints and Pollinators!

Do you want to learn more about why native plants are important for your garden & the pollinators that visit? Do you
want to sip the best local craft beer at the same time?

    Join River City Wild Ones at Brewery Vivant for ~ Native Plants Class 101
    Tuesday, May 19 at 6 pm sharp!

    Amy Heilman, Education Coordinator for River City Wild Ones, will provide a brief overview on the what,
    why, where and how of planting native species. We will begin our education inside the pub, then head out
    to the patio to get some one-on-one advice from the Wild Ones.
    You will have an opportunity to pop some cool native plants into the patio planters, then watch “your”
    plants grow through the summer. You'll be amazed by their growth, beauty and the gentle pollinators
    attracted to them…cheers!
    Questions ~