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.
Date: Saturday May 10, 2014
Time: 9:00 am—12:00 Noon
Location: Walworth County Government Center
100 W Walworth Street, Elkhorn, WI
If you are interested in learning how to monitor for AIS—or if you just want to learn more about it—please join us on May 10th for a Free workshop.
Save the date: June 3rd and 4th, 2014
The Great Lakes Sea Grant Network is hosting the Great Lakes Briefs on Invasive Organisms Traded in Commerce (BIOTIC) Symposium in Milwaukee, WI on June 3 and 4, 2014. The project is being led by the Wisconsin and Minnesota Sea Grant Programs, and aims to advance knowledge and understanding of the organisms in trade (OIT) invasion pathway. The symposium will identify research gaps to improve management of OIT, and will facilitate the efficient transfer of information between researchers, managers, educators, OIT industries/associations, and the public. Presentations will focus on specific OIT invasion pathways, and highlight work being done on topics relating to risk assessment, regulations, outreach, and industry efforts. Through this exchange, Great Lakes stakeholders will be better prepared to address issues related to the OIT invasion pathway. More information, including registration information and a complete agenda, is available at http://www.seagrant.wisc.edu/oit
For more information, contact: