Join 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. Help raise funds for a sustainable invasives program at the same time that you help to reduce garlic mustard seed production in 2014.
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.
Invasive Species and Our Native Wildlife
Our 6th Annual Education Symposium was a tremendous success. This year’s guest speakers, Dr. John Orrock and Dr. Mathew Dornbush, engaged the audience in an informative discussion regarding the dynamic relationship between invasive species and wildlife. Symposium attendees also enjoyed local food refreshments and celebrating this year’s Sweat Equity Award Winner, Mike Fort from Walworth County.
Mark your calendars for the 7th Annual Education Symposium: November 19, 2014!