Toward Harmony with Nature is an all-day conference on natural landscapes and native plants. It is of interest to gardeners, ecologists, wildlife enthusiasts, students and the general public-anyone who wants to learn more about landscaping and its effect on our natural environment. Even the smallest yard CAN make a difference -- learn how to increase biodiversity, heal your piece of the earth, improve the health of you and your family, and add to the quality of your life.
This year's conference is being held at the Oshkosh Convention Center, 2 North Main Street on Saturday, January 26, 2013.
8:45AM - 4:00PM
• Keynote "Restoring Native Ecosystems" by Dr Curt Meine, Sr Fellow at Wisconsin's Aldo Leopold Foundation. Dr Meine is a distinguished conservation biologist, historian and author.
• Nine other speaker presentations on subjects related to natural landscaping
Armund Bartz, District Ecologist, Wisconsin DNR, "Advanced Prairie Management: Beyond the Basics"
Corrine Daniels, Director of Applied Ecological Services Restoration Nurseries, “Native Plants for Wet Places”
Jim Reinartz, Director of the UW Field Station, “How Wisconsin Geology Influenced Our Plant Communities”
Steven Banovetz, Field & Stream Restorations, “Prescribed Fire as a Vegetation Management Tool”
Dr. John Harrington, Chair, UW Landscape Architecture Department, “Knowing & Growing Woodland Species”
Mark Renz, “Invasive Plant Identification and Management”
Randy Huffman, Wisconsin DNR, “Wisconsin’s State Natural Areas”
Jim La Luzerne, Green Bay Wild Ones member, “Intelligent Tinkering – From Cornfield to Diverse Natural Habitat – A 36-Year Experiment”
Victoria Piaskowski, retired international coordinator, Birds Without Borders project, “If You Plant It Who Will Come? Bird Species That Will Use Your Native Plantings”
• Speaker List http://www.towardharmonywithnature.org/speakers.html
• Learn more about what's going on at the WILD Center
• Exhibitors and Vendors
• Silent Auction
• Conference website: http://www.towardharmonywithnature.org/index.html
Pre-registration ends at midnight, Wednesday, January 23, 2013.
On-Site Registration day of the event is available: $35 member, $40 non-member, $20 student
Wild Ones Fox Valley Area is a chapter of Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes -- a national not-for-profit environmental education organization. Wild Ones Fox Valley Area members learn about the benefits of using native plants in sustainable landscaping through speaker presentations, yard tours, seed exchanges, plant rescues, community projects and plant sales. Members reside within the many counties that surround Lake Winnebago in East Central Wisconsin. www.wildones.org/chapters/foxvalley/
Visit the WILD Center at 2285 Butte des Morts Beach Rd, Neenah, Wisconsin
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