Wild Ones Key Contacts

Donna VanBuecken

Executive Director

Donna VanBuecken is the owner of Accent on Natural Landscaping, providing administrative and management services to not-for-profit environmental organizations. She has provided staff services for Wild Ones since 1998, and has been the Wild Ones Executive Director since 2000. She has a bachelor of general studies in organization management from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and has been working in the field of organization management since 1955. A Wild Ones member since 1986, she brings to the organization her love of wildflowers, and the ability to identify problems and provide positive solutions.

Carol Andrews

National President

A founding member of the Arrowhead Wild Ones Chapter, Carol first became interested in landscaping with native plants in 1996 when she attended a workshop on the subject hosted by a local conservation group. Carol found the combination of gardening and native plants a perfect way to combine her interest in the environment and enjoyment of gardening. While serving in several positions with Wild Ones National, Carol also works as a registered environmental engineer with Barr Engineering, a consulting firm that specializes in, among other things, water-resource management and sustainable-landscaping design.

Maryann Whitman

Editor, Wild Ones Journal

A Wild Ones member since 1996, Maryann was founding President of the Oakland Chapter in 1999, and is active in the chapter’s activities. In 2003 Maryann became the Editor of the Wild Ones Journal, while serving as the National Vice-President of Wild Ones. While in graduate school, she became enamored with biology and botany, and hasn’t missed an opportunity since to develop her knowledge about the role of native plants in ecosystems. Maryann handles the book sales for her chapter so she can "become acquainted with all the good stuff coming on the market and that which has been around for a while." She also serves as the "voice for native plants and natural areas" on several local governmental boards and commissions.

Wild Ones Chapters

Wild Ones has approximately 50 chapters throughout the United States.
List of Wild Ones Chapters with contact information.