Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium, Inc. (SEWISC)
is a broad-based coalition that promotes efficient and effective management of invasive species throughout Kenosha, Ozaukee, Milwaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha Counties.
Don't miss the native plant gardening seminar sponsored by The Wild Ones
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee
Kliebhan Conference Center, Bonaventure Hall
8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Check-in at 8:00 a.m.
$30 in advance. $15 students with ID. $35 at the door.
For brochure, call (414) 299-9888, x3
To learn more and to register visit: Wild Ones Landscaping With Native Plants
The 2014 Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference will be held in scenic Duluth, Minnesota on October 20-22, 2014 to exchange information on all invasive aquatic and terrestrial plant, animal, insect and pathogen species.
The goal of UMISC is to strengthen management of invasive species, especially prevention, control, and containment. Expected audience includes: researchers, land managers, natural resource professionals, university personnel, landscape and nursery professionals, agriculture and forestry employees, environmental specialists, lake association members, land owners, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and anyone interested in managing the spread of invasive species in the Upper Midwest.
Visit: http://www.umisc2014.org/ for more information.
A Forum for Green Industry and Land Managers
Thanks to all who participated in our Season 2 Forum. We will have a summary available soon, so check back!
September 17, 2014
8:00am - 3:00pm
Menomonee Falls, WI
Don’t miss this opportunity to network with land managers, nurserymen, arborists, landscape architects and many other professionals. This amazing and innovative event will feature presentations, panel discussions, plus guided tours discussing ways the green industry and land managers can benefit each other. Speakers for the event include: Neil Diboll, Kurt Dreisilker, Kelly Schultz & Michael Yanny. We will see you there!
Hosted by the
Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium, Inc.
& Johnson’s Nursery, Inc.™
Check out last year's event:
Our Garlic Mustard Pull-A-Thon is an annual event, where we encourage folks throughout southeastern Wisconsin to protect the woodlands of their neighborhoods by pulling this invasive plant. The pull-a-thon is a competition, a fundraiser, and a way for people to join together and have a positive impact on their environment.Our natural areas will only avoid damage from invasives with a long-term sustained commitment to invasives control.
This spring, 18 teams formed by 332 volunteers helped to raise funds and awareness while controlling 10,060 pounds of garlic mustard and dame's rocket in our natural areas. Volunteers recruited friends, family and colleagues to sponsor their pulling efforts. What a fun way to make a real difference in the protection of the wild areas that we love!
The tax-deductable pledged contributions were shared between SEWISC and event partners and the funds will be used for invasive species education, prevention and control in southeastern Wisconsin. Thank you to all the 2014 teams and to their generous sponsors.
The prestigous traveling trophy was recently passed from last year's winners, the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust Sauk Creek Nature Preserve Team to the Mequon Nature Preserve Farmstead Woods Team.
The Garlic Mustard Pull-A-Thon Trophy is a team to team award for dedicated efforts to control invasive species in southeastern Wisconsin. Each year, the team with the most bags of pulled garlic mustard and/or dame’s rocket wins the trophy which travels throughout our eight-county region.
Join the fun. It’s never too soon to begin recruiting 2015 Pull-A-Thon Teams! Will the impressive trophy be passed to another team in 2015, or will Mequon Nature Preserve win the competition and keep the trophy for another year?