20th Anniversary Member Social

  • 02 Dec 2021
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Virtually, of course!


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20th Anniversary Member Social - 

How to become part of the nationally recognized St. Louis Native Landscaping Movement 

with featured guests, Dan Pearson and Marsha Gebhardt 

What a 20th year of catalyzing green and healthy places it has been! The sustainability of the U.S. Green Building Council - Missouri Gateway Chapter is you, our members. USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter members volunteer to lead committees and contribute to the development of climate policy, educational programming, green school advancement, and the strength of our community. Thank you members.

The Membership & Marketing Committee is excited to announce a winter Member Social event to thank you for your contributions to this community. We have invited the St. Louis Audubon Society and Wild Ones St. Louis Chapter to share with you How to become part of the nationally recognized St. Louis Native Landscaping Movement.

Meet new members, connect with other committee members, and expand your virtual networking Thursday, December 02, 2021 for happy hour, 5:00 - 6:00 PM.  


In St. Louis, Missouri, a vibrant culture of humans relating to native plants is growing community capacity to understand, value and even restore ecological abundance. Three main forces are growing our St. Louis movement to native plants: partnerships, visibility, and access to plants. A presentation from President, Marsha Gebhardt of Wild Ones St. Louis Chapter and Dan Pearson, Coordinator of the Bring Conservation Home program, two organizations that frequently partner to educate and inspire, will share how they work individually and together toward this common goal. Understand, value, and restore ecological abundance. 


  • Gift Basket to get your native landscape started courtesy of St. Louis Audubon Society

  • Two memberships to Wild Ones to connect you to the growing community courtesy of Wild Ones 
  • A glass yard art piece by Ginny Johnson for daily inspiration courtesy of Wild Ones 


Marsha Gebhardt, President, Wild Ones St. Louis Chapter

I jumped into native plants and Wild Ones St. Louis with both feet and at the same time. Fran Glass inspired me at the Partners for Native Landscaping Workshop in 2013. That fall I hired Native Landscape Solutions to do a total makeover of my front yard; out with the zoysia and in with about 600 native plants. I became a member of the board of the St. Louis chapter in 2014, and president in 2016. I am in my third two-year term. Our chapter and our mission have become a passion. Meanwhile, digging in the soil, and learning about and observing native plants and wildlife have become great pleasures in my life.

Dan Pearson, Bring Conservation Home Coordinator, St. Louis Audubon Society

Dan Pearson is the coordinator of St. Louis Audubon Society’s Bring Conservation Home (BCH) program. BCH provides consultations and detailed written advice to improve landscapes with native plants, stormwater management techniques and wildlife stewardship practices for the benefit of ecosystems and human communities across the St. Louis region. With a background of over 15 years of anti-violence advocacy, Dan has pivoted to pursue a passion for environmental conservation. It began with a BCH consultation for Dan’s own landscape in 2016. This led to several years of studying native landscaping and implementing BCH recommendations to transform his yard into a platinum-certified wildlife habitat which was selected to host the 2018 St. Louis Native Plant Garden Tour. In 2017 Dan trained as a volunteer BCH habitat advisor and remained active until 2020 when he was hired at first to support and later to coordinate BCH.

Thursday, December 02, 2021
5:00 - 6:00 pm

Virtual event via Zoom.
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Free for all USGBC-MGC members!
Invitation to bring guests is open. 


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Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at
 fbrandt@mobot.org or 314-577-0884. 

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