Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium, Inc.


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2020 Assistance Program

SEWISC currently has a limited amount of funding to provide for invasive species control

  • This funding can only be used for on-the-ground invasive species control projects.
  • This Program is a benefit of membership to SEWISC members. All applicants must be a current (2020) member of SEWISC.
  • Preference will be given to qualified applicants/projects not funded in the previous (2019) year.
  • Assistance awards will be limited to a maximum of $2,000 of funding from SEWISC.
  • The funded project must provide a match that equals at least 25% of the total project budget.  In-kind (e.g. volunteer labor) match is acceptable.  SEWISC will not fund more than 75% of the total cost of the project.  Details of the match calculation must be shown in the grant application budget.
  • Applications are due by 14 February 2020; and awardees will be notified by 8 March 2020.
  • The project must be completed in 2020; a final report will be due by 31 January 2021.

These funds were provided to SEWISC by the We Energies Foundation

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For more information and application materials see:

 SEWISC 2020 Assistance Program Information | Ranking Criteria

SEWISC 2020 Assistance Program Application Form

 For a Microsoft Word version of the Application Form, contact

2019 Annual Education Symposium & Sweat Equity Awardee

Our 12th Annual Education Symposium was informative and fun!  This year’s guest speakers, Amy Staffen and Jason Granberg, discussed Wisconsin’s changing climate and how those changes influence the spread of invasive species.  We also learned about new climate adaptation resources that can empower invasive species managers. Check out both Amy and Jason's program materials by clicking HERE.

Symposium attendees celebrated this year’s Sweat Equity Award Winner, Tom Schuknecht who is an energetic, dedicated and valuable volunteer at Riveredge Nature Center in Ozaukee County.  Everyone enjoyed local food refreshments and 9 lucky raffle winners returned home with $685 in donated prizes! 

Mark your calendars for our 13th Annual Education Symposium: November 18, 2020.

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Thank You to our Guests and Sponsors!

As promised, here is a link to Doug's presentation:

pdfCreating Living Landscapes 2019.pdf31.71 MB

And, click HERE for event photos on Google Drive

Our gratitude to these generous Silent Auction Donors:

Johnson's Nursery; Agrecol, LLC;  Woodland Restoration; Milwaukee Repertory Theater; Stein's Garden & Home; Applied Ecological Services; Taylor Creek Restoration Nurseries; Milwaukee Admirals; The Prairie Enthusiasts; Wehr Nature Center; Riveredge Nature Center; Kate Redmond Photography; Retzer Nature Center; Wonagrow Landscape Design; Organic Valley; Green Bay Packers; Estetika Skin & Laser Specialists;  Schlitz Audubon Nature Center; Jill Hapner; D.M.Staccia; Jean Weedman; Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens

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