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UW-Fond du Lac Arboretum Advisory Committee



Jo Ann Giese-Kent:  6:10-7:20 p.m.                               
Michele Keifenheim:  Excused                       

Tracy McDermott:  6:10-7:20 p.m.                                 
John McDowell:  Absent                                                  

Fran Paul:  6:10-7:20 p.m.                                                
Margie Winter:  Absent                                     

Brendan Wood-Taylor:  6:10-7:20 p.m. (Room H)      


1. Call meeting to order.

Chair Brendan Wood-Taylor called the meeting to order at 6:10 p.m.


2. Approve minutes of the May 4, 2020, meeting.

Motion (Giese-Kent/McDermott) to approve the minutes. Motion carried.


3. Remarks by visitors/correspondence.

No update on the pending Leadership Fond du Lac sign project.


4. Treasurer report.

Treasurer Jo Ann Giese-Kent reported on learning treasurer duties and systems.


5. Grounds report

Tracy McDermott will reach out to Native Niche regarding monthly reporting and billing. 


6. COVID-19 progress.

a. Plant sale. Kudos to Margie Winter for coordinating a successful plant sale despite COVID-19 limitations.

b. Prairie Fest cancellation. Chair Wood-Taylor to reach out to Brian Kolstad regarding website announcement and then to Ms. Giese-Kent regarding social media postponement. Ms. McDermott and Fran Paul may pursue other postings in kiosk/shelter.


7. Wildlife signs update.

Ms. Paul reported on the purchase and future posting of replacement wildlife signs. Ms. McDermott to assist.


8. Kiosk discussion.

Ms. Paul and Ms. McDermott will work on updating postings in the kiosk. Will explore information on harm by dogs in prairie to post for educational purposes. Chair Wood-Taylor will seek getting an updated GIS map of the Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum. 


 9. Approve letter for Fond du Lac County to approve the official name change from UW-Fond du Lac Arboretum Advisory Committee to Gottfried Prairie & Arboretum Advisory Committee.

Discussion of draft letter. Chair Wood-Taylor to finalize letter using feedback from committee members.


10. Future meeting dates.

The committee will meet at 6 p.m. on July 6.


11. Adjournment.

Motion (Paul/McDermott) to adjourn the meeting at 7:20 p.m. Motion carried.


Respectfully submitted,

Fran Paul

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