May-June – Nancy’s artwork in a solo show at the UW Madison Arboretum's Steinhauer Trust Gallery.

Hikes: MayWetlands of the Bay Shore Blufflands, with Tracy Hames of Wisconsin Wetlands Association, for The Ridges’ Festival of Nature. June – Gibraltar 4th grade Vernal Wetland Field Trip, at our Blufflands property, with Door County Land Trust. June – Wild Adventure: Discovering Life in a Vernal Pond with Door County Land Trust.

June – Led a volunteer planting day for demonstration landscapes at Bay Shore Bluffflands Preserve for Door County Land Trust

June – Taught a workshop at The Clearing, Beloved Door County Native Plant Communities – a deep dive with art and science.

June – Screen printed on t-shirts in rainbow colors the Open Door Pride logo at Open Door Pride Fest.


Led hikes/activities for Friends of Gibraltar Schools, Door County Land Trust, The Clearing's board of directors.

Dan Collins presented at Wild Words 2018, for Earth Day, Celebrating the Land and Waters of Door County

We taught a two-day workshop at The Clearing in Ellison Bay, WI - Landscapes of Place: Landscape Design with Art & Ecology.


Co-taught with Darrel Morrison for New York Botanical Garden, a field course on native plant communities at Black Rock Forest.

Led wetlands hikes for The Ridges' Festival of Nature, Door County Land Trust, Climate Change Coalition of Door County, FOG, Friends of Gibraltar Schools, and Bjorklunden.

Moss Survey at Bay Shore Blufflands with bryologist Jamie Ferschginger. 29 mosses identified to species and a few more to genus. 


Helped organize, led walks and presented at the Jens Jensen Landscapes Symposium at The Clearing.

Led wetlands hikes for The Ridges' Festival of Nature, Door County Land Trust, Climate Change Coalition of Door County, FOG, Friends of Gibraltar Schools, and Bjorklunden.


Nancy presented keynote at UW Arboretum's 2015 Native Gardening Conference in Madison. 

Co-taught week-long field class for New York Botanical Garden at Black Rock Forest Consortium.

Led hikes for Natural Resources Foundation, Wisconsin Wetlands Association, Door County Land Trust, Friends of Gibraltar Schools, The Ridges and The Latitudes hiking group. 

Our landscape/art installation at About Sturgeon Bay in June at Popelka Trenchard Glass.

We spoke at Wisconsin Wetlands' 20th Anniversary Wetland Science Conference. Dan: Achieving balance and success in a wetland complex infested with one million stems of reed canary grass. Nancy: A twist for conservation plans: More doing and less planning, in the 1700-ha Bay Shore Blufflands SNA.


We hosted wetland hikes as part of a team working with Wisconsin Wetlands Association for outreach to wetland landowners. Get your own copy of My Healthy Wetlands!

Landscapes of Place showed our Conservation Master Planning work for Bay Shore Blufflands at Lake Michigan Day, UW-Manitowoc’s Lakeshore Water Institute. Great to connect to new colleagues!

Landscapes of Place led Festival of Nature hike: Spring Wetlands below the Escarpment, Bay Shore Blufflands.

We presented at the 2014 SER Midwest-Great Lakes Conference in St. Paul, "The development of an ecological restoration approach and suite of site-specific projects for conservation of a Door County, Wisconsin landscape using concepts from A Pattern Language".

Nancy spoke in Philadelphia and Connecticut at the 25th anniversary of NDAL, New Directions in the American Landscape, and performed a design sketching demonstration.


Landscapes of Place led symposium: Practitioners of Intimate Restoration at SER 2013 in Madison, Wisconsin.  Dan spoke on Nurturing your community to watch, witness and work.

Dan led the hike: Survey Re-enactment on the Niagara Escarpment, and Escarpment Wetland Complex Tour, a Ledge Tour 2013 and program of the Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership and the Niagara Escarpment Resource Network

Nancy and Dan led Natural Resources Foundation field trip Jens Jensen's Legacy in Door County, with the wonderful Roy Lukes


Landscapes of Place presented at Riveredge Nature Center's Science For Everyone on the natural history of the Milwaukee area.

Nancy presented keynote address at Milwaukee Wild Ones Conference: Your Wild Garden as a Portal to the World

Landscapes of Place presented an interactive design/sketching session, How to Design with Native Plants at Riveredge Nature Center's Knee Deep in Prairies seminar.

Landscapes of Place presented at SER Midwest-Great Lakes Annual Conference in Ann Arbor on participatory restoration.  Nancy elected to SER Midwest Board of Directors.

Nancy spoke on participatory restoration at First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee Sunday Forum.

Landscapes: Wild, Forgotten, Restored.  Exhibit at Urban Ecology Center of monotypes (unique prints) from Nancy Aten and Dan Collins.


Nancy spoke at the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design, Unsolicited Design: Using Your Voice.

Dan interviewed by WUWM's Lake Effect on the State Stewardship Fund and its practical implementation in Wisconsin.

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