Wild Ones 2009 President’s Year End Report

by Marilyn Chryst, St. Louis Chapter President

We again co-sponsored a Landscape Challenge Contest with Grow Native and Shaw Nature Reserve. For our part we publicized, helped judge, and planted the winning yard.

We had a booth at St. Louis County Library’s Eco-Festival in April, a celebration of Earth Day.

Several members attended a traditional joint meeting with the Mid-Missouri Chapter.

We had a booth at Shaw Nature Reserve’s Spring Wildflower Sale (Our money maker!)

We helped at the September Open House held by the Native Plant School (The school is sponsored by Shaw Nature Reserve and Missouri Department of Conservation.)

Nine of our ten meetings were held at members’ homes. Two were yard consults. (What can I do?) Seven were yard tours. (Look what I did!)

We ended our year with a November pot-luck supper and seed exchange.