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Upcoming WPPC Events

2022's Next Walk on the Wild Side is Saturday, June 18 with Guided Walk at 10:00am

Walk on the Wild Side:  Barb and Mike Mikulicz will host the next WPPC native plant garden walk on June 18 at 10am.  The walk will encompass a 1 1/2 acre property filled with multiple meticulously-maintained gardens.   The yard features prairie-like gardens, lower wetland plantings and and partial-shade gardens.  The gardens include many species of native canopy trees, under-story shrubs and herbaceous plants that bloom throughout the growing season.  Check out the event listing for details and directions.  Information on all of this year’s walks can be found by clicking on the button below.  All walks are free of charge and no pre-registration is required.  They are all guided walks with the tour beginning at the posted time.  6504 Carrie Court, Crystal Lake.

Natural Garden in Your Yard:  If you’d like to plant a garden full of plants native to northern Illinois but aren’t sure where to start, we can help!  Our mentoring program is now taking applications for next year’s program.  Planning and plant selection will take place this fall so that gardens can be planted next spring.  The program will match you with an experienced native plant gardener who will help you design your garden.  There is no charge for the program other than the cost of the plants.  If this appeals to you, simply download the application and mail it in.  For more information on the program, check out the garden mentoring page.

Donations:    If you would like to make a donation, our mailing address is:

The WPPC c/o The Land Conservancy,  P.O. Box 352,  Woodstock, IL  60098

Please make the check out to the Land Conservancy and annotate in the memo that it’s for the WPPC.

 

Evening Zoom Seminar

Watch an inspiring presentation that will encourage people new to native gardening or give the already convinced some new ideas. This was a zoom presentation given on March 3rd, 2022 entitled “Top 10 Things New Native Gardeners Need to Know” by Ken Williams. Enjoy!  Click here for video

If you would like to learn how to plant a native garden in your yard, you can contact Kris Hall at NGYY@thewppc.org

The WPPC is proud to have been listed as a resource with the Homegrown National

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Walk on the Wild Side, The Property of Linda and Terry Gurgone, May 15, 2022, 1pm and 3:30pm

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Walk on the Wild Side, The Property of Linda and Terry Gurgone, May 15, 2022, 1pm and 3:30pm

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Promoting the use of native plants in the landscape through preservation, propagation, and education
Advocating the conservation of open space, natural landscapes, wildlife habitat, scenic resources, and water in McHenry County and neighboring areas for the benefit of the general public
Engaging in and otherwise promoting the scientific study of and educating the public regarding local natural resources