Fox River Valley
Located in the east central portion of the state, the Fox River Valley District is composed of agricultural land, rivers and lakes. Because of the many rivers and lakes and several larger cities, tourism is a major industry within the district. The District is also home to several state parks. Gardeners in the district have many challenges to their gardening abilities. The soil type in the district ranges from blow sand in the west to clay in the east. The counties included in the Fox River Valley District are Brown, Florence, Fond du Lac, Forest, Green Lake, Langlade, Marathon, Marinette, Marquette, Menomonie, Oconto, Oneida, Outagamie, Portage, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago and Wood.
The Fox River Valley District is made up of seven garden clubs with memberships ranging from 3 to 54 members, with a total of about 128 members.
All of the clubs have ongoing and potential new projects for their communities.
The FRV District received the Murken Memorial Scholarship Award and Larkin Life Membership Award at the 2015 WGCF Convention. A member of the Oshkosh Garden Club, Mary Ellen Sedlachek, received the Lydia Shafer Award at the 2015 WGCF Convention.
The clubs are:
Creative Flower Arrangers of Wisconsin – Liz Murken, President
Green Thumb– Sandra Smet , President
Blue Star – Judy Pitcher
Wisconsin River – Marge Hass, President