December Program from Wild Ones

Join us for a national Wild Ones presentation:

Native Plants, Phytoremediation & Green Infrastructure: How Native Plants Can Be Used to Improve Environmental Quality

by Eric Fuselier

Thursday, December 9th  |  6:00 pm CT

REGISTER HERE by December 7th

Learn about how native plants and phytoremediation can be used to improve soil, air and water quality by removing or transforming common environmental contaminants found in urban, suburban and rural settings. The concepts and species discussed in this presentation aren't limited to green infrastructure or large-scale remediation projects: they can be applied to residential, commercial and municipal landscaping projects as well. Learn how to pay attention to surrounding land uses and activities to know how to select species for your next native plant project that will benefit the environment beyond providing habitat for pollinators and wildlife. Topics covered in this presentation will include rain gardens, stormwater management, pesticides, heavy metals, carbon sequestration, outdoor air quality and more!

Wild Ones National Board Member Eric Fuselier is an Environmental Scientist at Olsson where he conducts environmental impact studies and works with civil engineers and landscape architects to minimize the environmental impact from the infrastructure projects they design. Eric chartered the Ozark Chapter in 2020, where he also serves as chapter president. Eric and his wife purchased an illegal dumping ground in northern Arkansas in 2014, and after cleaning it up and building their cabin with help from close friends and family, they have been working to establish native plants to replace all of the trash and invasive species that had taken over before purchasing it. Read more about what inspired Eric to become involved with Wild Ones on his Board bio.

This webinar is free and open to the public.

Registration closes on December 7th at 11:59 p.m. CT.

A webinar link for this event will be emailed to registrants the day of the event.

A recording will be available to the public on Wild Ones YouTube channel soon after the event.

A BIG Thank You to our Wild Ones Twin Cities Membership, Volunteers, and Board Members!

We are grateful for all of your enthusiasm, expertise, and commitment throughout the year in furthering our mission of educating the public about the benefits of preserving and restoring biodiversity of our native plant communities, beginning in our own yards and gardens!

It was wonderful to see so many of you at our Annual Member Meeting in November!  If you missed it, please take a moment to see the Year in Review slideshow to see all that our chapter accomplished in 2021. 

And we look forward to seeing more of you in 2022!  Please check back here for news about upcoming monthly programs, native garden tours, and volunteer opportunities.