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.
SEWISC currently has a limited amount of funding to provide for invasive species control.
These funds were provided to SEWISC by the We Energies Foundation
Our 8th Annual Education Symposium was a tremendous success. This year’s guest speakers, Chris Evans and Kurt Dreisilker, shared examples of problematic invasive species which are invading the counties just south of our region. Early detection, identification and prompt best management techniques will keep these traveling aggressors from establishing in Wisconsin. Symposium attendees celebrated this year’s Sweat Equity Award Winner, Brian Russart who diligently protects our Milwaukee County Park Natural Areas. Everyone enjoyed local food refreshments courtesy of Collectivo and the Student Conservation Association.
Mark your calendars for the 9th Annual Education Symposium: November 16, 2016!
Getting Personal with the Land: A Review of Where Ecology Meets Economy—Season 3
On September 9th 2015 Johnson’s Nursery and SEWISC held the 3rd Where Ecology Meets Economy forum. The theme of the day was land ethic; a person’s conscientious connection to his or her natural surroundings including: the land, air, water, and all of its associated organisms.
About 115 people attended to hear stories of personal connection to the land from Curt Meine, Kelly Kearns, Matt Millen, Darrel Apps, Roy Diblik. Landscape architects, land managers, nursery operators, environmental educators, plant breeders, arborists, state plant regulators, landscape contractors and other interesting people mingled into a spicy combination of intellectual gumbo during the event.
Our thanks to Johnson’s Nursery, Inc.™ for co-hosting the event and to our 25 generous sponsors. A full summary of the Forum is available in Mike Yanny's Plant Talk.
Thanks to the U.S. Forest Service for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding that made this website possible!
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