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.
Wisconsin First Detector’s Network Presents
Free Field Training on Emerald Ash Borer and Invasive Plant Identification
When: Friday August 1st, 2014, 9 AM‐ Noon
Where: Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville, WI (near Cedarburg)
Meeting location: West parking lot 1 mile south west of Education and Visitor Center
Topics to be covered:
1. Field identification of Emerald Ash Borer and symptomology
2. Effectiveness of control methods for Emerald Ash Borer
3. Identification of high priority invasive plants in SE Wisconsin
4. Demonstration of how to map invasive plants using GLEDN App
Thank you for joining the fun and friendly competition
Our Garlic Mustard Pull-A-Thon is an annual fundraiser event, where we encourage folks throughout southeastern Wisconsin to protect the woodlands of their neighborhoods by pulling this invasive plant. This year, our goal is to collectively pull 5,000 pounds and raise essential funds for the fight against invasive species!
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.
Many thanks to all of you who got outdoors, pulled garlic mustard, told your neighbors about this invasive plant, and reported your progress as part of the 2014 event! The competition has ended, we are tallying the final numbers and will soon announcent the 2014 winning team. Stay tuned!
A Forum for Green Industry & Land Manager Professionals
Save the Date
September 17, 2014
8:00am - 3:00pm
Menomonee Falls, WI
Registration form to follow in early August
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:
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.