About Us

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About Us

Our chapter was chartered by the National Wild Ones in 2010. To learn more about some of our past activities, please read our history documentation (pdf) or view our Special Edition Tenth Anniversary newsletter.

Our chapter’s primary goal is to provide opportunities to learn more about prairie and woodland plants native to Central Illinois. We sponsor monthly programs that cover various native plant-related topics such as identifying species, landscaping design, and the ecological importance of planting natives. All programs and meetings are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Consult our by-laws for more information about our different officer and committee responsibilities.

Board – 2022



Committee Chairs

Position Name   Position Name
Presidents Kathy Packard   Membership Melissa Paschold
Vice President Ann Schreifels   Newsletter  Jennifer Sharkey
Secretary Sheri Glowinski   Plant Sale Amy Woodrum
Treasurer Dianne Feasley   Programs Cathy Montgomery
      Publicity Lee Maki
Wayne Clarkson




Janet Rasmussen



News and Press Releases

GLT logoGLT Datebook
Illinois Chapter Prairie Wild Ones (mp3; 4 minutes)
March 7, 2014
Sherrie Snyder of the Illinois Chapter Prairie Wild Ones talks about the organization that’s dedicated to native plants.

will media logoWILL Illinois Public Media
March 08, 2013
Sherrie Snyder, our past President, talks about the benefits of incorporating native plants in your yard and garden.

New group promotes vegetation suited to land
By Scott Richardson; Sunday, February 20, 2011