White Pine Chapter

Grand Rapids & West Michigan 

Three white pines, each over 100 ft tall, near Muskegon Wastewater treatment plant.

Three white pines, each over 100 ft tall, near Muskegon Wastewater treatment plant.

Next meetings - 

  • April 13, 2019, Saturday, 2:00-4:00 pm, GVSU Ontario Hall, Room 164—Sarah Pregitzer and Randy Butters have a long-standing interest in environmental causes. They have a brand-new illustrated program, “What’s the Fuss About Invasives.”

  • May 18, 2019, Saturday at 2:00, Aman Park – Leader: Craig Elston. The 331-acre Aman Park natural area is located in eastern Ottawa County and is managed by the City of Grand Rapids. Sand Creek winds its way through a magnificent Mesic Forest landscape, dramatically carpeted in wildflowers, boasting 75 spring-blooming species and an additional 65 summer species. Over forty different species of trees occur within the park.

    • July 12-15, 2019—MBC State Spring Foray—This Foray will be held at Northern Michigan University Campus in Marquette MI. The MBC Board is working with the Great Lakes Chapter to plan and present this Foray. Details will be in the Spring Arisaema, but mark your calendars now!

  • August 24, 2019, at 2:00 pm. Hofma Park, Grand Haven Township – Leader: Leon Schaddelee. Hofma Park’s 567 acres includes several dierent natural plant communities of varied topography: Marsh, Swamp, Wet Meadow, Riparian Streamsides, Shrub-wetlands, and Upland Forest.

  • September 21, 2019, at 2:00 pm. Ottawa Sands, Grand Haven – Leader: Melanie Manion, Ottawa County Parks Natural Resources Manager. Ottawa County Park’s newest park of 345 acres including forested and open dunes, various wetlands, a mile of Grand River frontage, and an 80 acre lake.

  • October 5, 2019, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Michigan Botanical Club Fall Mini-Foray, Historic Charlton Park, Hastings.

  • In the event that the WPC meetings are cancelled due to weather, it will be posted on channel 13 closing listings.

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Do you wish to join the White Pine Chapter of the Michigan Botanical Club? Then click here to access the membership form.

General Information About Meetings

  • Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings which are held on Saturday, September through April.

  • Unless otherwise noted, meetings start at 2:00 pm and are held at Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI.

  • Contact person: Dorothy Sibley, Phone 231-652-2036

2019 Officers

PresidentCraig Elston 616-822-4303

Vice President - Sue Chambers

Treasurer - Robert Riepma 616-847-0751

Secretary/Newsletter - Dorothy Sibley

Membership - Jelanie Bush 231-652-7046

Website Maintenance - Cal Lamoreaux

Program Committee - Roger Tharp

Directors-at-Large - Craig Elston (2017-2019), David Hazelswart (2018-2020)