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.
Our Garlic Mustard Pull-A-Thon is an annual fundraiser event, where we encourage youth and adults 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. Help raise funds for environmental education and a sustainable invasives program at the same time that you help to reduce garlic mustard seed production in 2016.
2016 Pull-A-Thon Teams are currently forming throughout southeastern Wisconsin.
Read more to browse our list of teams:
September 19 (Saturday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Instructor: Dr. James Reinartz, Director, UWM Field Station is a plant ecologist and evolutionary biologist.
About the Course: Many of us work to control invasive plants in the areas we care about. Take this class to ensure that you are using the most appropriate, efficient, up-to-date, and least environmentally damaging methods in those efforts. This is a hands-on class. After an introduction to the general ecology of the five functional groups of invasive plants (Shrubs, Perennial forbs, Clonal Perennials, Grasses, and Annuals/Biennials), we will discuss, demonstrate and practice all applicable control methods (chemical and non-chemical) for these five plant types. Topics will also include: 1) Identification of our common, and relatively new invaders, 2) Planning and strategy for an effective control program, 3) Use of hand tools and herbicide application methods, 4) Herbicide concentrations, mixing, and safety, 5) Restoration strategies for badly infested sites, and 6) Record keeping. Safe chainsaw use for woody species will be demonstrated only. Several handouts and reference materials will be provided.
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September 21, 2016
8:00am - 3:30pm; Menomonee Falls, WI
Registration form to follow
Don’t miss this next opportunity to network with land managers, growers, arborists, landscape architects and many other professionals. This innovative event will focus on protecting pollinator habitat and feature presentations, panel discussions, plus guided tours discussing ways the green industry and land managers can benefit our native plant and animal habitat and each other.
Speakers for the event include: Elizabeth Meils, Tim Power and Andy Stahr. Sponsor this event!
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