Wild Ones teaches people about the importance of native plants, for the health of the environment and everything living in it. Our goal is to get more native plants in the ground in all landscapes — homes, businesses, schools, and more. Our chapter’s membership primarily comes from St. Paul and surrounding communities in Minnesota.

Chapter Meetings

Chapter meetings are free and open to the public!

December Break

Big River Big Woods will not meet in December.  We wish you a healthy and happy holiday season.


Pollinator Projects Approved in MN House Committee - The House Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee on January 17 approved $80 million in spending on 85 projects… Continue reading
March 7-9: Best Practices for Pollinators Summit - Learn ecologically sound land stewardship practices that promote pollinators, climate resilience, clean waters and lands. Practical knowledge and innovation on… Continue reading
MN House Committee Advances Lawns to Legumes Funding - The Minnesota House Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee approved a bill (HF207) that would appropriate $4 million… Continue reading
Jan. 12 & 13, NDAL Annual Design Symposium - New Directions in the American Landscape will host its 34th annual landscape design symposium. Founded in 1990, the two-day symposium… Continue reading
Jan. 31, Feb. 1 & 2, Pollinator Habitat Webinars - Are you interested in creating pollinator habitat, but you don’t know where to begin? Check out this upcoming webinar series… Continue reading


Big River Big Woods sponsors a number of service projects. We invite anyone who is interested in helping restore native landscapes to donate time to one or all of these projects. If you would like to volunteer, send a note  to contact@bigriverbigwoods.org and we will get back to you with the most up to date details.

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