Good Oak News

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

May 20th: Wildflower Walk: Early Prairie Wildflowers of Koltes Prairie & Westport Drumlin

Join us for a hike through some amazing prairie remnants just a few miles out of town.  We'll see shooting star, wild geranium, prairie phlox, prairie violet, hoary pucoon and many other flowers in bloom at these high-quality prairies just north of Madison.  Don't miss it!  This event is co-sponsored by Good Oak Ecological Services and the Madison Chapter of Wild-Ones Native Landscapers.

We'll meet at 5:30 at the Good Oak World Headquarters, 205 Walter St. in Madison, to car-pool. If you are driving yourself, take Northport Dr. north out of Madison, which becomes Hwy 113. 1.7 miles north of Highway M, take a right turn onto Bong Road Park along the side of the road 0.6 miles east of Hwy 113.

For more information, see our wildflower walk web page.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Green Roof Presentation

On Thursday May 13th there will be a meeting to discuss green roof possibilities and opportunities here in Madison.  I will be giving a brief presentation on native plants for green roofs among a series of presentations by experts in fields relevant to green roofs.  Following these presentations there will be time for Q&A and discussion. The event will be held at the Sequoya Branch Library starting at 6pm.  Refreshments will be provided.


THURSDAY, MAY 13, 6:00pm

Topic:  Building Earth Hall
Dr. Cal DeWitt, Professor of Environmental Studies

Topic:  The Environmental, Economic and Community Benefits of Green Infrastructure
Emily Green, Sierra Club

Topic: The Benefits of Green Roofs (the Water Resources Standpoint)
Michael Rupiper, Environmental Engineer

Topic: Terra Caelum, the Production Facility for XeroFlor Pre-vegetated Mats
Bruce Johnson from TerraCaelum

Topic: Pioneer Roofing
Anthony Mayer from Pioneer Roofing

Topic: Hydrotech 
Ron Rediger and/or Bill Schaefer from Hydrotech

Topic: Grants for Green Roofs
Sean Foltz, Associate Director of the Clean Water Program for American Rivers

Topic: Maintaining a Green Roof
Tom Miskelly Facility Manager at The First Unitarian Society

Topic:  Using Native Plants for Green Roofs
Frank Hassler, Good Oak Ecological Services

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Spring WIldflower Walk: Today at 6pm!

If anyone is coming to our site to find out more about the Good Oak / Wild Ones wildflower walk for this evening, here is the info:

Meet at the west side of Heritage Heights Park on Madison's east side, at 6pm.   Take Cottage Grove Rd. east of Stoughton Rd, then go north on Meadowlark Dr. for 3 blocks. We'll take a hike through these two hidden gems on Madison's far east side and enjoy the rich suite of spring wildflowers.