Welcome to Wild Ones St. Croix Oak Savanna, Stillwater, MN

St Croix Oak Savanna Wild Ones chapter sponsors monthly programs on native plants and natural landscapes.

  • Meetings are free of charge and open to the publicWe welcome all levels of plant and gardening enthusiast.
  • Our 2016 are held on the third Tuesday of the month at the  FamilyMeans Building, 1875 Northwestern Ave. in Stillwater.  Socializing begins at 6:30 pm with our speaker at 7 pm.
  • Garden tours/field trips are typically held on weekends. and occur year-round. See our Chapter Calendar for details on all programs, tours and field trips.
  • Read about the benefits of membership.
  • We co-sponsor (with MN Wild Ones chapters) an annual  Design with Nature Conference, which will be held on Sat Feb 18, 2017. Save the date!


Click here to read the President’s Update for the Annual Membership Meeting.


Tuesday, November 15, 2016—Gary Noren, “Photos and Reflections of the St. Croix River Valley”

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016, 6:30-8:30 pm
FamilyMeans Building, 1875 Northwestern Ave.,  Stillwater Click for a Map

Please RSVP by email to Miriam Simmons, or call (651) 212-0775 to sign up to bring your potluck item.

Enjoy environmentalist and nature photographerGary Noren’s photos and commentary, and celebrate our Croix Wild Ones community with good food  and company. Elect our 2016 officers. Sit down over dinner with our chapter board members and discuss chapter events and the coming year.

gary-norenGary Noren lives near Chisago City, on land that his great grandparents farmed beginning in 1870. He and his wife Marty live on Green Lake in the Sunrise River sub-watershed of the St. Croix River watershed. 

Gary serves on the Board of Directors (Past Chair) of the St. Croix River Association, and he is a Friend of Wild River State Park, the Sunrise River, and Interstate Park. He is an active member of the St. Croix Valley Camera Club and a passionate nature photographer. Gary has twice canoed the entire St. Croix River, he’s cross country skied throughout the St. Croix watershed (he co-authored Ski Minnesota, A Cross Country Skier’s Guide to MN and Western WI). Gary has taught mathematics, established community recycling and waste reduction programs, and is a lifelong environmental educator, having served 9 years on the MN Environmental Education Advisory Board. We’re pleased to have him as our guest speaker.


Wild Ones Mission

Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization.