|NATIVE PLANTS, NATURAL LANDSCAPES
RIVER CITY - GRAND RAPIDS AREA
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environmentally sound landscaping and the preservation, restoration and establishment of
native plant communities.
Mission Statement - River City - Grand Rapids Area Chapter
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.
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
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
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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| Heads Up, River City Wild Ones!
We’re having a second RCWO event this month!
This coming Saturday, August 29, we’re going to the Wildtype Native Plant Nursery, in
Mason, MI. Founder and owner, Bill Schneider, will give us a behind the scenes tour of
the facility and will share with us what goes into raising native plants from MI genotypes.
We’ll meet there at 1:00 PM; shopping for plants can happen before and after the tour.
Wild types closes at 3:00 PM on Saturdays…
Mason, MI is more than an hour’s drive east of Grand Rapids, and
south of Lansing. The address: 900 N. Every Road, Mason, MI, 48854. (map)
This is a great time to arrange for ride/drive sharing with other
members who live in your area. If you’ve lost your list of members in
your zip code, let me know, I think I’ve save them all.
Feel free to ask friends who aren’t members to come along, too.
Visitors are always welcome ;-).