Green MCC
Wild Ones - Flint River Chapter

Meetings are held the second Monday of the month, from 6 - 8 pm in the Prahl College Center Genesee Room unless otherwise noted. We do not meet in July or December. Please note that Executive Board business meetings are held at 5 pm prior to the evenings programming activity. Guest speakers are encouraged to arrive early to allow for set up.

2014 Meeting Itinerary

January 13 (MON)
Understanding the Impacts of Invasive Plants in Natural Areas.
6pm – 8pm. Understanding the Impacts of Invasive Plants in Natural Areas. This presentation was created by staff of The Nature Conservancy's Wildland Invasive Species Team. It describes many of the consequences of non-native plant species invasions in wildlands. Meet at Prahl College Center Genesee Room, Mott Community College, 1401 East Court St. Flint, MI 48503
February 10 (MON)
Dr. Chip Taylor - Monarch Butterfly Conservation_ The Challenges Ahead - YouTube Presentation
6pm – 8pm. August 2013 presentation made by Dr. Taylor covering the dynamics and current conservation issues facing the monarch butterfly and its amazing migration along with steps the international community should take to mitigate the declining monarch population. Meet at Prahl College Center Genesee Room, Mott Community College, 1401 East Court St. Flint, MI 48503
March 8 (SAT)
2014 Keep Genesee County Beautiful Conference & 2014 Wildflower Association of Michigan Conference
 
March 10 (MON)
Conserving Pollinators While Addressing Other Resource Concerns (USDA/NRCS) - Recorded Webinar
6pm – 8pm. Join to learn about planning and implementing conservation measures to address multiple resource concerns including pollinator conservation. Meet at Prahl College Center Genesee Room, Mott Community College, 1401 East Court St. Flint, MI 48503
April 12 (SAT)
Earth Day & Garden Celebration!
10am - 3pm. Come celebrate with us at University Center - UM- Flint Campus - Harding Mott University Center - Visit our Booth and receive a free packet of native plant seeds.
April TBA Dates & Times
BEE SYMPOSIUM and Plant Sale
 
May 19 (MON)
CLIO REST STOP POT-LUCK & GARDEN CLEANUP
6pm-8pm. Fun social event @ the Sounthbound, I75 Clio Rest Stop, Car Side.
June 9 (MON)
Doug Tallamy - Live at the Elgin Academy (Recording) - DVD
6pm-8pm. Entomologist Doug Tallamy addresses the scientific basis for biodiversity conservation. Professor and Chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, Dr. Tallamy discusses why biological diversity is essential to sustaining human societies, how landscape fragmentation is reducing biodiversity and degrading ecosystems, and how we can reconnect the remaining viable habitats by changing the landscaping paradigm that dominates our residential and municipal landscapes. Meet at Prahl College Center Genesee Room, Mott Community College, 1401 East Court St. Flint, MI 48503
July
NO MEETING.
August 11 (MON)
Wild for Monarchs Presentation (MonarchWatch) - PowerPoint
6pm-8pm. Wild Ones has joined with Monarch Joint Venture and Monarch Watch’s Bring Back the Monarch program. Meet at Prahl College Center Genesee Room, Mott Community College, 1401 East Court St. Flint, MI 48503
September 8 (MON)
Urban & Suburban Meadows - Bringing Meadowscaping to Big & Small Spaces
6pm-8pm. Companion DVD is an enticing introduction to meadowscaping. Author and photographer, Catherine Zimmerman, combines her expertise in photography, storytelling, environmental issues, horticulture and organic practices to offer meadowscaping as an alternative to reduce monoculture lawns. Meet at Prahl College Center Genesee Room, Mott Community College, 1401 East Court St. Flint, MI 48503
October 13 (MON)
POT-LUCK AND GARDEN CLEANUP: CLIO REST STOP, WEST.
6pm-8pm.Fun social event @ the Sounthbound, I75 Clio Rest Stop, Car Side.
November 10 (MON)
SEED EXCHANGE AND PROPAGATION WORKSHOP.
6pm-8pm. Meet at Prahl College Center Genesee Room, Mott Community College, 1401 East Court St. Flint, MI 48503
December
NO MEETING.
Times & Locations are subject to change - Meetings are held the second Monday of the month, from 6:00PM – 8:00PM in the Prahl College Center Genesee Room unless otherwise noted. Please RSVP to Melville Kennedy at (810) 275-8822 or via email at mkennedy15@charter.net.