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  • Wildflower Association of Michigan | Contact
    Business Directory Plant Library Invasive Plants Suggested Reading Forums Links Contact Us Contact Us If you have comments or questions please complete the form below and click Submit The Name Email Address and Comment fields are REQUIRED Name Email Address

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  • Wildflower Association of Michigan | Wildflower Conference 2016
    of its splendor by the Mid 1900s Following the Clean Water Act in 1972 water pollution has all but ceased and water quality in the Rouge and Detroit Rivers has significantly improved This session examines strategies underway to restore fish and wildlife habitat and their abundant populations Current projects on Belle Isle and Fordson Island are showcased as part of the discussion Concurrent Session 2 Big Ten C AMANDA MEIER Doctoral Student Ecology Evolutionary Biology University of Michigan The Far reaching Effects of Soil Fungi on Plant Insect Interactions Beneficial soil fungi such as mycorrhizal fungi can have extensive effects on plants and insects above ground Mycorrhizal fungi associate with over 80 of all plant species and provide plants with nutrients in exchange for sugars from the plant in a mutually beneficial relationship Amanda will discuss the important role mycorrhizal fungi play in interactions among plants insects and the predators of insects above ground She will review this research performed at the University of Michigan in milkweed Asclepias species and the insect herbivores of milkweed including monarch caterpillars and aphids She will conclude with comments on why we should consider mycorrhizal fungi in our own natural landscapes 2 30pm 2 45pm Break 2 45pm 3 45pm Big Ten A HEATHER HOLM Author Pollinators of Native Plants Attracting Bees and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants Most insects have a positive impact in our landscapes Native plants can be selected to attract specific bees and beneficial insects including predatory and parasitic wasps beetles flies true bugs and lacewings Learn about the predator prey relationships of these flower visiting beneficial insects and how they help keep problem insect populations in balance The life cycles diversity and nesting habitats of native bees will also be covered along with examples of native plants for different site conditions 3 45pm 4 00pm Break 4 00pm 5 00pm Annual Meeting Red Cedar Room A cash bar will be available Monday March 7 2016 8 00am 9 00am Registration and Refreshments Red Cedar Room 9 00am 9 10am Greetings and Announcements Big Ten A 9 10am 10 15am Keynote Presentation Big Ten A LARRY WEANER FAPLD Landscape Designer President Larry Weaner Landscape Associates At Home with Native Plants Discover how to use your region s native flora to achieve landscapes that are diverse beautiful and low maintenance Through a series of case studies this presentation explores the dynamic ecological processes that occur in our native woodlands shrub lands and meadows and illustrates their direct application in a variety of residential landscapes Examples will feature effective solutions to common landscape situations including entrance areas screen and bank plantings as well as techniques for establishing native wildflower meadows and woodland gardens in various contexts 10 15am 10 45am Break You are invited to visit our vendors in the Centennial Room 10 45am 11 45am Concurrent Session 1 Big Ten B DAVE MINDELL PlantWise LLC My Yard s on Fire AGAIN Safe and effective prescribed Burns in Residential Settings Fire has

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  • Wildflower Association of Michigan | Wildflower Conference : 2016 Walk-in Registration
    Directory Plant Library Invasive Plants Suggested Reading Forums Links Contact Us 2016 WAM Conference Registration Online registration closed walk in registration available With only a few days left until the conference online registration is now closed Please print out the walk in registration form fill it out and bring it to the conference See you there Laura Liebler WAM Registrar PO Box 1102 Ann Arbor MI 48106 Phone 734 678

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  • Wildflower Association of Michigan | About Us : History
    throughout the remainder of that year The first Michigan Wildflower Conference was held March 24 1987 during ANR Week After this conference the group formally organized creating bylaws and electing officers Harry Doehne owner of Michigan Wildflower Farm presided as interim president Elected officers were Glenn Goff President Kim Herman Vice President Betty Dick Secretary and Robert Welch Treasurer Because attendees at the 1988 Michigan Wildflower Conference noted an increasing interest in the availability of native Michigan seed and a lack of commercial growers the first Wildflower Seed Growers Workshop was held during the 1989 conference As an outgrowth of this workshop the Wildflower Association of Michigan received funding to prepare a Wildflower Production Position Paper presenting the results of a survey on the potential usage of wildflower seed in Michigan The WAM Seed Committee published this report and sent it to the Michigan Department of Agriculture in January of 1990 documenting the current and future status of Michigan native wildflower seed production and recommendations The outgrowth of this interest in native Michigan seed and plant production resulted in the formation of the Michigan Native Plant Producers Association MNPPA in 2000 Membership has grown to nine firms with others interested in joining The Wildflower Association of Michigan has experienced phenomenal growth since those early years The Michigan Wildflower Conference held annually in March includes the WAM annual meeting and two days of workshops and seminars featuring knowledgeable speakers with expertise in proper principles ethics and methods of landscaping with native wildflowers and associated habitats on various levels of understanding from novice to professional The conference has been host to other groups interested in native plants including the Michigan Invasive Plant Council Wild Ones and the Stewardship Network During the conference WAM sponsors a concurrent Educators Workshop to help teachers plan

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  • Wildflower Association of Michigan | About Us : Bylaws
    Become a Member Grant Program Newsletter Landscaping with Natives Sources of Native Plants Business Directory Plant Library Invasive Plants Suggested Reading Forums Links Contact Us Bylaws The following document contains our bylaws in pdf format Bylaws 2007 Wildflower Association of

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  • Wildflower Association of Michigan | About Us : Board Members
    Reading Forums Links Contact Us Board Members Officers President Chad Hughson 1st Vice President Trish Hacker Hennig 2nd Vice President Craig Elston Secretary Esther Durnwald Treasurer Jean Weirich Board of Directors Esther Durnwald Craig Elston Cheryl English Jane Giblin Trish

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  • Wildflower Association of Michigan | About Us : History
    throughout the remainder of that year The first Michigan Wildflower Conference was held March 24 1987 during ANR Week After this conference the group formally organized creating bylaws and electing officers Harry Doehne owner of Michigan Wildflower Farm presided as interim president Elected officers were Glenn Goff President Kim Herman Vice President Betty Dick Secretary and Robert Welch Treasurer Because attendees at the 1988 Michigan Wildflower Conference noted an increasing interest in the availability of native Michigan seed and a lack of commercial growers the first Wildflower Seed Growers Workshop was held during the 1989 conference As an outgrowth of this workshop the Wildflower Association of Michigan received funding to prepare a Wildflower Production Position Paper presenting the results of a survey on the potential usage of wildflower seed in Michigan The WAM Seed Committee published this report and sent it to the Michigan Department of Agriculture in January of 1990 documenting the current and future status of Michigan native wildflower seed production and recommendations The outgrowth of this interest in native Michigan seed and plant production resulted in the formation of the Michigan Native Plant Producers Association MNPPA in 2000 Membership has grown to nine firms with others interested in joining The Wildflower Association of Michigan has experienced phenomenal growth since those early years The Michigan Wildflower Conference held annually in March includes the WAM annual meeting and two days of workshops and seminars featuring knowledgeable speakers with expertise in proper principles ethics and methods of landscaping with native wildflowers and associated habitats on various levels of understanding from novice to professional The conference has been host to other groups interested in native plants including the Michigan Invasive Plant Council Wild Ones and the Stewardship Network During the conference WAM sponsors a concurrent Educators Workshop to help teachers plan

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  • Wildflower Association of Michigan | About Us : Bylaws
    Become a Member Grant Program Newsletter Landscaping with Natives Sources of Native Plants Business Directory Plant Library Invasive Plants Suggested Reading Forums Links Contact Us Bylaws The following document contains our bylaws in pdf format Bylaws 2007 Wildflower Association of

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