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 - 

  • July 14,  Saturday, 10 AM to Noon—Visit Loda Lake National Wildflower Sanctuary in Lake County.  (4794 N Felch Ave, White Cloud, MI 49349)  This sanctuary is a cooperative effort between the  Michigan Garden Clubs and the Huron-Manistee National Forest.  Pat McHan, botanist at the US Forest Service in Cadillac, will lead our trip.  You will have folders that explain the forest and will see a beautiful natural area.   

  • August 11, Saturday, 1:00-3:00 PM—Bill Martinus will lead us through a private, small vineyard and the wine making process.  This facility tour will include a free wine tasting!  He will talk about the history and botany of grapes, wine, and wine making.  The location will be south of Holland.  

  • August 25, Saturday, 11:00 AM. Our WPC members are invited to attend this field trip with the Southwest Chapter which will be led by Bill Martinus.  He will take us to the Allegan State Game Area and go along the Kalamazoo River on an excellent, very scenic trail of about 2 miles.

  • September 15, Saturday, 10:00 AM-Noon.  Chip Schaddelee and Bill Martinus will lead us on a special botanical field trip to the Allegan State Nature Area.  You may be sure to see many unusual plants, trees and wildlife with these two remarkable botanists. 

  • October 20, Saturday, 2:00-4:00 PM GVSU Ontario Hall Room 164—The MBC Big Tree Program Coordinator, Ted Reuschel, will speak about the MBC Big Tree Program.  He will use photos during the presentation to show many of the big trees in Michigan.  You will learn a lot about how he measures these trees.  He will come from Lansing to speak to us, so be sure to come meet him. 

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See also the calendar outline here, or below. Click on the balloon for the date for more details.

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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

2016 Officers

PresidentDorothy Sibley 231-652-2036

Vice President - Janet Skeberdis 231-924-0387

Treasurer - Robert Riepma 616-847-0751

Membership - Jelanie Bush 231-652-7046

Director at Large - Dave Chambers 231-652-6146

Director at Large - Craig Elston 616-822-4303

Director at Large - Arlene Obetts 616-874-8847