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The WPPC's Natural Landscape Seminar will be February 18, 2023 from 8:00am until 3:45pm

Native Garden SeminarNatural Landscape Seminar Speakers are Confirmed!  Our annual Natural Landscape Seminar will be held on February 18, 2023 in the Luecht Auditorium at McHenry County College.  We’ve confirmed some great speakers this year as we work to restore the seminar after a two year hiatus.  The presenters include Heather Holm, a nationally-known, award-winning author, Shana Byrd, a restoration ecologist at Ohio’s Dawes Arboretum and Gabrielle Cerberville, the creator of the TikTok channel @chaoticforager.  Our final presentation will look at the first ten years of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge and where it’s going in the future.  We hope you’ll take a break from the winter weather and come hear some wonderful presentations on native plants, habitats and the critters they attract.  We’ve kept the early-bird pricing at a very reasonable $40, which includes all four presentations and access to our vendors, book table and famous buffet lunch.  For those who wish to follow Covid protocols, there will be a section where extra distancing and masks are required.  Online Registration is open, or you may download a registration form.  Click the button below for more details and a schedule of events.

Donate to the WPPC:  If you’d like to support the great work that the WPPC does, you can donate here.  Your contribution will help fund our native plant seminar, outdoor classrooms work, pollinator education outreach and our mentoring (Natural Garden in Your Yard) program.

 

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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

Monarch Mania, an educational event featuring topics on our iconic Monarch

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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