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 - 

  • February 23, Saturday, 2:00-4:00 PM GVSU Ontario Hall Room 164, 10525 Calder Dr, Allendale MI 49401. —Dr. Patrick Fields, professor at Olivet College, will present his program on fossils in Idaho. As a paleobotanist, he has travelled world wide to explore “digs”. He will bring his expertise to this intriguing and interesting program.

  • March 9, 2019, Saturday, 2:00-4:00 pm, GVSU Ontario Hall, Room 164—Ranger Steve Mueller is a long-time WPC member and President of the West Michigan Butterfly Association. He will be using his extensive knowledge of butterflies of the world to give this presentation. More details later.

    • 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, “An Environmental Look at Non-Native Plants and Habitat Stewardship.”

    • 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!

  • 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

2010 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 - William Martinus, Roger Tharp

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