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 - 

  • August 24, 2019, at 2:00 pm. Hofma Park, Grand Haven Township – Leader: Leon Schaddelee. Hofma Park’s 567 acres includes several different 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.

  • November 16, Saturday, 2:00-4:00 pm. GVSU Ontario Hall, Room 164 – Elizabeth Pitzer will be talking to us about planting with native flower seeds. Participants will be able to pick from a variety of seeds to winter sow under her direction. In addition those attending will sow micro greens.

  • January 18, 2020, Saturday, 2:00-4:00 pm, GVSU Ontario Hall, Room 164—Our Annual Photo Fest is an opportunity for our chapter members to share their botanical photos from the past year or earlier.

  • 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)