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UW-Fond du Lac Arboretum Advisory Committee



Jo Ann Giese-Kent:  Excused                                          
Michele Keifenheim:  6:01-7:16 p.m.                            

Brian Kolstad:  6:01-7:16 p.m.                                        
Tracy McDermott:  Excused                            

John McDowell:  6:01-7:16 p.m.                                    
Margie Winter:  6:01-7:16 p.m.                                       

Brendan Wood-Taylor:  6:01-7:16 p.m.


Also present were Fran Paul and Jamie Beaupré.


1. Call meeting to order.

Co-chair Brendan Wood-Taylor called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m.


2. Approve minutes of the September 9, 2019, meeting.

Motion (Keifenheim/McDowell) to approve the minutes. Motion carried.


3. Remarks by visitors/correspondence.

There were no remarks by visitors or correspondence.


4. Treasurer report.

Brian Kolstad gave the September report.


5. Board member update/recruitment.

Dr. David Demezas retired from the committee. Fran Paul was asked to join. The committee was asked to think of suggestions for new members. John McDowell suggested that a committee member description be written up. Another suggestion was to include a non-voting member from Native Niche, LLC.


7. Grounds manager report.

Jamie Beaupré of Native Niche, LLC provided the report. She is looking at doing a burn in the prairie this fall. There will be a spring burn for sure. The prairie hasn’t been burned for at least two years. Ms. Beaupré and Margie Winter will organize which section to burn, the south side of the C.D. Smith area or the stream side. Ms. Beaupré reported that thistle and reed canary grass are being sprayed and pulled and that there has been removal of buckthorn. Ms. Beaupré mentioned she would volunteer for the prairie burn.


6. Educational programming.

A seed collection program is scheduled for Oct. 12; Ms. Winter is keeping an eye on the weather. The C.D. Smith educational programming item will be discussed at the next meeting. Michelle Keifenheim discussed the Halloween Hike, which is scheduled for Oct. 19 from 7-9 p.m.


8. Future meeting dates.

a. General committee:  6 p.m., Nov. 4, Room AE136, UW-Fond du Lac.

b. Education subcommittee:  6 p.m., Oct. 21, Room AE136, UW-Fond du Lac.


9. Adjournment.

Motion (Keifenheim/Kolstad) to adjourn the meeting at 7:16 p.m. Motion carried.


Respectfully submitted,

Michele Keifenheim

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