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Connecting people and native plants for a healthy planet


Wild Ones continues to lead the natural landscaping movement as we explore, teach, and change the practice of gardening in our communities and around the country to using native plants.

"If suburbia were landscaped with meadows, prairies, thickets, or forests, or combinations of these...then the water would sparkle, fish would be good to eat again, birds would sing and human spirits would soar."

                - Lorrie Otto

Kettle Moraine Wild Ones
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Benefits of Joining

The Kettle Moraine chapter of Wild Ones covers the beautiful Southern Kettle Moraine area of southeastern Wisconsin. Members reside in the counties of Waukesha, Walworth, Jefferson, Rock, and Racine. Along with all the benefits that come with membership in national Wild Ones, additional benefits of joining our chapter include the following:

MONTHLY MEETINGS: We meet at 10 AM on the third Saturday of each month except December. The October-March meetings include presentations on a variety of Wild Ones-related topics by experts. For the April-September meetings, members tour a variety of properties to see native landscapes.


NEWSLETTERS:  Our chapter provides a monthly newsletter with details about meetings along with other happenings and news of local interest to our members. Members also receive newsletters and have access to other content on the national Wild Ones website.

NATIVE PLANT PURCHASING: The chapter has arranged to purchase bulk native plants once a year at very affordable prices from supplier Agrecol. 
HELP GETTING STARTED WITH NATIVE GARDENING: Upon request, we have experienced members available to visit other members' properties to help identify plants, provide advice on how to begin native landscaping and to answer questions specific to the type of project (i.e. small property, prairie creation, oak savanna restoration, rain garden, shady woodland). We welcome the chance to help other members, especially new members just getting started with native landscaping.

NATIVE PLANT/SEED GRANT PROGRAM:  The chapter has a native plant/seed grant program to fund projects in the geographic area of the Kettle Moraine Chapter to increase native plant communities and to promote community awareness. The program is intended for projects primarily in public spaces. For more information: Grants

CONTROLLED BURNS:  Members help each other with controlled burns. We are fortunate to have several members with extensive training and experience with burning that are willing to share their expertise. 

These are just a few of the benefits of joining. Contact us for more information at

Kettle Moraine Wild Ones
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Kettle Moraine Chapter

Get in touch with the Wild Ones Kettle Moraine Chapter at to learn more.

Mariette Nowak, President

John Blanchard, Vice President

Lucy Anich, Treasurer

Lynne Lokken, Secretary

Barb Carstens, Newsletter/Website Editor

Jim Marrari, Membership Chairperson

Jean Weedman, Plant Order Chairperson

Dawn-Marie Staccia, Monarch Program Chairperson

Karen Ackroff, Librarian

Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization.

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