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The Milwaukee Southwest/Wehr chapter is an active & vibrant chapter serving southern Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties. We offer new member support, mentoring, an extensive lending library, excellent programs and field trips, seed exchanges, and native plant sales. We pride ourselves on good communication and quality programming in a supportive, friendly setting. Visit us at an upcoming meeting or click on “Join” to join our chapter.
With it’s “roots” in the “Natural Landscaping Club” founded at the Wehr Nature Center in the early 1980s, our group was the second official chapter of the fledgling Wild Ones organization.
Our long history of association with the Wehr Nature Center, part of the Milwaukee County Parks system, has given us a solid foundation on which to grow our membership and influence in southeast Wisconsin.
We meet on the second Saturday of the month at the Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave Franklin, WI 53132 (in Whitnall Park in southwest Milwaukee County).
Programs from October through April offer presentations on native plant landscape design; woodland, prairie, wetland and savanna plant communities; native plant support of wildlife and native plant propagation and much more. These meeting are open to the public at no charge. (The Wehr Nature Center charges a small parking fee).
From May through September we tour yards with native plant landscapes and local natural areas. Generally, these tours are for members-only, but memberships are always available on the day of the tour.
Due to Covid, our 2021 meetings are being held on Zoom through April. Recording of the meetings are available on YouTube, see link above and in the column on the right. Our spring/summer field trips are pending, depending on status of the virus at the time.