Bob Grese will sharing his knowledge and experience about planning and caring for native plant gardens. He has guided the transformation of the MBG/NA and will be retiring this summer. Hearing him talk is always an inspiration and wonderful way to start the year.
Megan Deleeuw (from the Washtenaw County Extension Service) will talk about programs run through the Conservation District including their native plant sales. She will talk broadly about their programs and as well as talk about any of their programs that might be of interest to the Wild Ones.
In April, we are planning a hands-on workshop demonstrating tools and techniques for controlling invasive plants. Steve Parrish of Matthaei Botanical Gardens will be sharing some of the approaches he has found to be successful, and we'll have demonstrations by several Wild Ones members as well.
In March, we will join with the Huron Valley Chapter of the Michigan Botanical Club to hear Don Drive give a talk on "Identifying Invasive Plants." This will be on Monday, March 16th at 7:30 pm. Please note the different time as we will be meeting with the MI Botanical Club.
Join us with Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation for a virtual tour of Nan Weston Nature Preserve at Sharon Hollow and Sharon Mills historical site. Learn about woodland and wetland communities and the restoration of farm fields to native prairies. Young and old will delight in the blooming wildflowers, slithering salamanders, and singing amphibians as you learn what makes this place so special and what we're doing to protect it.
WHERE: Streaming free on Zoom.
HOW: The event is free, but pre-registration is required -- **please register here** at least 10 minutes early and click the meeting link in your confirmation email.
MORE: For technical questions or assistance, contact Mary Louks at [email protected].
Homeowners are encouraged to attend this workshop to learn about how they can help protect local waterways by implementing low impact development (LID) techniques on their properties.
Jane Maginot, Water Quality Agent for Washington County, Lee Porter of Ozark Green Roofs, and Eric Fuselier of the Wild Ones Ozark Chapter will present on various methods and techniques that can be used to slow down, spread out, and soak in stormwater on-site, creating a more environmentally friendly place for wildlife while improving soil and protecting water quality.
Additional topics to be discussed will include green roofs, rain gardens, and phytoremediation. Attached is a pdf of the flyer for this webinar in case you are interested in attending.
Date: Saturday, June 13
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm ET
To register for the webinar, email Jane at: [email protected]
If you cannot make the June 13th live event, you must still register to receive a recording that will be made available on a later date.