Who We Are
We are Volunteers: Our chapter is an all-volunteer, native plants-roots, member-led group. We simultaneously have the advantage of support from the national Wild Ones organization, but also have a great deal of autonomy. This means that we encourage and support you, our members, to forward our mission in new and creative ways. We welcome you to plant the seeds of a new ideas as we grow our chapter and native plant awareness in the area we serve.
Our Chapter Leadership:
Tamara O’Brien – President, Co-Founder
Rhea Homa – Vice President
Ed Wrenn – Membership Chair, Co-Founder
Laura Bartoletti – Secretary
Michael Flaherty – Treasurer
Liz Glowark – Social Media Chair, Marketing Chair, and Webmaster
Krista Brownlee – Webmaster and Membership Committee
Annette Heller – Membership Committee
Chris Kosin – Board Member
Robert Coxe – Board Member
What We Do
And what we’d love for you to do with us!
- Community Outreach: Public speaking and tabling
- Mentor: Mentoring others with less experience and knowledge
- Garden Tours: People and groups to offer tours of their gardens including as part of combined community events.
- Event Planning: Organizing plant and seed swaps/fundraisers
- Writing: Contribute articles to publications such as our website, national newsletters, local newspapers, and magazines
- Garden Installs and Invasive Removal: Organizing and working on projects such as mostly native plant community gardens and habitat restoration including removal of invasive species
- Programming: Developing educational programs for students and the general public
- Collaboration: Collaborate with other non-profits and businesses who share the values of Wild Ones
- Public Policy: Working with local government on issues like appropriate local zoning and ordinances and statewide policies.
- Please reach out to us by email or at our events with any suggestions or questions about what we might do together.
Volunteer with Us!
We want to do even more to help our Pittsburgh community learn more about native plants. This is only possible with the help of volunteers like you. We have many unique ways to contribute to this mission. Volunteering is a two-way street. You’ll meet great people, learn new skills, and acquire more information on native plants and our local ecosystems.
Please provide your information below if you’d like to learn more about volunteer opportunities.