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March 2024

Mar
10

City Nature Challenge Presentation

Sunday, March 10th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Pelican Park, 63350 Pelican Dr, Mandeville, LA, 70448 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Amber King of WO- GBR will give a presentation on the upcoming City Nature Challenge Talk to both WOPB members and the public at Pelican Park.  City Nature Challenge is an international effort for people to find and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. It’s a bioblitz-style competition where cities are in a friendly contest with each other to see who can make the most observations of nature, who can find the most species, and who can engage the most people.

Mar
15

WOPB Board Meeting Members Only

Friday, March 15th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Castine Center

Members Only Chapter Board Meeting Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Monthly board meeting

Mar
19

"Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants" with Robin Wall Kimmerer

Hosted by Wild Ones National
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Online and in person at Reeve Union, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 748 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI, 54901 Map
Live Stream Available

Public Welcome Limited Access Recording Paid Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains Assistive Hearing

This will be a paid event for both in-person and remote viewing. Virtual registrants will receive a link to watch Dr. Kimmerer's talk live as well as a link to the recording. The recording will only be available for a limited time. 

Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Ecological restoration can be understood as an act of reciprocity, in return for the gifts of the earth. This talk explores the ecological and ethical imperatives of healing the damage we have inflicted on our land and waters. We trace the evolution of restoration philosophy and practice and consider how integration of indigenous knowledge can expand our understanding of restoration from the biophysical to the biocultural. Reciprocal restoration includes not only healing the land but our relationship to land. In healing the land, we are healing ourselves.

Wild Ones is excited to cohost this event with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's Earth Week 2024 and the Wild Ones Fox Valley Chapter. 

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April 2024

Apr
12

WOPB Board Meeting Members Only

Friday, April 12th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Castine Center

Members Only Chapter Board Meeting Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Monthly board meeting

Apr
14

Love for Natives

Sunday, April 14th, 2024
to (Central Time)
The Groves at Pelican Park, 63350 Pelican Dr, Mandeville, LA, 70448 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Seed/Plant Sale Seed/Plant Swap Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Love for Natives, Earth Day event at the Groves in Pelican Park will include various vendors.nd educational tabling areas.

May 2024

May
17

Monthly Board Meeting Members Only

Friday, May 17th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Castine Center

Members Only Chapter Board Meeting Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Monthly board meeting

May
19

Quarterly meeting and Panel Discussion on various topics

Sunday, May 19th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Pelican Park, 63350 Pelican Dr, Mandeville, LA, 70448 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation Seed/Plant Swap Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Quarterly meeting to include Panel Discussion of 3-4 topics, such as Gardening Hacks, Permaculture, etc.

June 2024

Jun
14

WOPB Board Meeting Members Only

Friday, June 14th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Castine Center

Members Only Chapter Board Meeting Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Monthly board meeting

Jun
23

Weed Management

Sunday, June 23rd, 2024
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Program/Speaker Presentation

Weed management Zoom meeting presented by Jennifer Prout. Outline of presentation TBA. REGISTRATION WILL BE REQUIRED.

July 2024

Jul
12

WOPB Board Meeting Members Only

Friday, July 12th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Castine Center

Members Only Chapter Board Meeting Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Monthly board meeting

Jul
14

Native Prairies, Savannahs and Grasslands

Sunday, July 14th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

Mark Pastorek will present a Zoom talk on Native Prairies, Savannahs and Grasslands to include site preparation and optimal planting schedule.

August 2024

Aug
16

WOPB Board Meeting Members Only

Friday, August 16th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Castine Center

Members Only Chapter Board Meeting Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Monthly board meeting

Aug
18

Quarterly meeting with Johnny Armstrong on his book "Rescuing Biodiversity: The Protection and Restoration of a North Louisiana Ecosystem

Sunday, August 18th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Pelican Park, 63350 Pelican Dr, Mandeville, LA, 70448 Map
Live Stream Available

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Quarterly meeting that will include a ZOOM presentation by Johnny Armstrong regarding his book Rescuing Biodiversity. A request will go out in May for the public to read the book prior to his presentation. REGISTRATION FOR THE ZOOM CALL WILL BE REQUIRED FOR THOSE NOT ATTENDING THE MEETING.

September 2024

Sep
13

WOPB Board Meeting Members Only

Friday, September 13th, 2024
to (Central Time)

Members Only Chapter Board Meeting Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Monthly board meeting

Sep
15

Native Wild and Medicinal Edibles

Sunday, September 15th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Pelican Park, 63350 Pelican Dr, Mandeville, LA, 70448 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Native Wild and Medicinal plant presentation to include cultural and historical perspectives on their use.

October 2024

Oct
13

Guided Tour of the Abita Flatwoods Preserve

Sunday, October 13th, 2024
to (Central Time)

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Nature Walk/Hike Free Public Parking

Guided tour with experts on the ecosystem of the Abita Flatwoods Preserve, such as Lattimore Smith and Nelwyn McGinnis or Matthew Herron. Registration will be limited (TBA) to protect the ecosystem of the area.

Oct
18

WOPB Board Meeting Members Only

Friday, October 18th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Castine Center

Members Only Chapter Board Meeting Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Monthly board meeting

November 2024

Nov
10

Quarterly meeting with presentation on Native Soils and Native Soil Survey

Sunday, November 10th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Pelican Park, 63350 Pelican Dr, Mandeville, LA, 70448 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation Hands-On/How-To Workshop Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Quarterly meeting with presentation on Native Soils and Soil Surveys by retired Soil Scientist, Ren Clark. Participants will be encouraged to bring their laptops to learn how to research the soil surveys for their own properties.

Nov
15

WOPB Board Meeting Members Only

Friday, November 15th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Castine Center

Members Only Chapter Board Meeting Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Monthly board meeting

December 2024

Dec
8

End of Year Membership Only & Holiday Meeting Members Only

Sunday, December 8th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Pelican Park

Members Only Family Friendly Free Event Chapter Social Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

End of the Year Membership Only and Holiday Meeting

Dec
13

WOPB Board Meeting Members Only

Friday, December 13th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Castine Center

Members Only Chapter Board Meeting Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Monthly board meeting