Kettle Moraine Wild Ones



About Us

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.

Native Plants, Natural Landscapes

Promoting environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities.

"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


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. 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. 
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. 
SHOW ME/HELP ME VISITS: Upon request, members will visit other members' properties to help identify plants and provide landscaping tips. We welcome the chance to help other members, especially new members just getting started with native landscaping.

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

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Contact Wild Ones
Kettle Moraine Chapter

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

Mariette Nowak, President

Gerhard Stegemann, Vice-President

Jacki Lewis, Treasurer

Barb Carstens, Secretary and Newsletter/Website Editor

Jim Marrari, Membership Chairperson

Larry Scheunemann, Monarch Program Chairperson

Dawn Marie Staccia, Monarch Program Co-Chairperson

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