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Where Ecology Meets Economy

 A Forum for Green Industry & Land Management Professionals

Season 6: Creating Landscapes for a Healthy Planet

 September 25, 2019 -  Become a sponsor today!


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In partnership with Johnson’s Nursery, Inc. we are proud to present a full day event featuring nationally-known author and speaker Doug Tallamy at Boerner Botanical Gardens in Milwaukee.

Author of Bringing Nature Home and The Living Landscape, Dr. Tallamy’s focus on the inter-relationships between plants and the animals and insects that need them provides a vital guide for landscaping decisions. This event will feature two presentations by Doug emphasizing sound ecological restoration, a professional panel discussion, and informative tours.

Save the date! Don’t miss this next opportunity to network with land managers, growers, arborists, landscape architects and many other professionals. Registration information will be available in August.

Here's a peek at our recent Season 5 and past Forums:

Season 1: Survival of the fittest - work together or go broke;  Season 1 Program

Season 2: Cultivation, invasion, ecotypes and nativars;  Season 2 Program

Season 3: Getting personal with the land;  Season 3 Program

Season 4: Sharing ideas to provide sustainable pollinator habitat;  Season 4 Program

Season 5: Let's get real about restorationSeason 5 Program  

Where Ecology Meets Economy would not be possible without the ingenuity of former SEWISC Board Member, Michael Yanny and the generosity of our co-sponsor, Johnson's Nursery, Inc.

Invasive Species Management Sign

New SEWISC Sign Salutes Individual Efforts

Even the smallest of efforts can make a big difference toward reducing the impact of invasive species.  Urban landowners as well as those who own and 2019SEWISCsign start colorqrmanage larger acreages can now encourage good stewardship and backyard conservation practices by posting these signs.

Whether you have rural acreage, a suburban yard, or a city lot, you can help protect the environment by controlling invasive species and promoting that stewardship practice to others.

The high-quality 9x12 inch aluminum signs are available for only $20.00 each or two for $35.00 (price includes shipping and handling).  Want to order more than two?  Contact us at:  for a price quote.

To order just download, complete, print and send a SEWISC Sign Order Form with your payment.  Supplies are limited!


2018 Annual Education Symposium

  Between the Lawn and the Wild

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Our 11th Annual Education Symposium was informative and fun!  This year’s guest speakers, Dr. Dan Carter and Dr. Doug Soldat, challenged us to think about our lawns differently, showing us how to create lawns and lawn-like spaces in our landscapes that promote biodiversity and are maintained with minimal effort. Symposium attendees celebrated this year’s Sweat Equity Award Winner, Jerry Ziegler who served on the SEWISC Board for 8 years and has diligently managed 7 TNC preserves in SE Wisconsin for more than a decade.  Everyone enjoyed local food refreshments and 12 lucky raffle winners returned home with over $810 in donated prizes!  Mark your calendars for our 12th Annual Education Symposium: November 13, 2019.

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Raffle items and local refreshments were generously donated by:

Colectivo Coffee, Cousins Subs, Dawn Marie Staccia, Friends of Wehr Nature Center, GeoBotany Systems, Green Bay Packers, Jean Weedman, Johnson's Nursery, Kate Redmond Photography, Milwaukee Brewers, Outpost Natural Foods, Riveredge Nature Center, Starbucks, The We Energies Foundation, and Waukesha County Land Conservancy 


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