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 10,000 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 2017.
2017 Pull-A-Thon Teams are currently forming throughout southeastern Wisconsin.
Learn more and browse our fantastic list of teams:
Outpost Natural Foods Cooperative is committed to supporting and building strong partnerships with local like-minded organizations: This has been accomplished through its Community Partners give-back program for more than 20 years. We are proud to annouce that SEWISC has been chosen as one of Outpost's 2017 partners!
Every year four locally-based non-profit organizations partner with Outpost in order to build greater community awareness of the group for the co-op’s owners, shoppers and staff, and also to raise funds. Each organization receives a $3000 donation from Outpost, an opportunity to partner with Outpost on an additional fundraising event and one-fourth of the earned interest from Outpost’s Co-op Community Fund, an endowment arm of the Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation that supports co-op development across the United States. An additional $1,600 was raised through an Outpost staff payroll donation program for Outpost’s 2016 Community Partners.
Building strong community partnerships is a key part of what Outpost does as an organization. According to Pam Mehnert, Outpost’s General Manager, “Cooperatives have long been leaders in their communities when it comes to many kinds of social integration. Outpost's Community Partners program is a perfect example of the co-op business model strengthening community relationships.”
Watch for special events to highlight SEWISC's partnership with Outpost during the months of April, May and June this year.
Our 9th Annual Education Symposium was a tremendous success. This year’s guest speakers, Bernie Williams and Dan Hirchert, shared information regarding exotic animal species which are invading our region. Early detection, identification and prompt best management techniques will reduce the negative impacts of these unwelcomed critters. Symposium attendees celebrated this year’s Sweat Equity Award Winner, Ken Solis who diligently protects our Milwaukee County Park Natural Areas. Everyone enjoyed local food refreshments and twelve lucky raffle winners returned home with nearly $1,400 in prizes!
Mark your calendars for the 10th Annual Education Symposium: November 15, 2016!
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