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.
The 2017 competition has ended, all teams have reported their numbers and we have declared this year’s winner of the Southeastern Wisconsin Garlic Mustard Pull-A-Thon! 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, and we try to have fun while doing that!
Our impressive traveling trophy is passed annually to the team that strives to recruit funds for education and pulls the most bags of garlic mustard and/or dame’s rocket. This year our winner is the River Revitalization Foundation Team whose 87 team members pulled 11,040 pounds of mustard and raised $345 in donations!
The traveling Garlic Mustard Pull-A-Thon Trophy will be transferred to River Revitalization Foundation staff by last year's winning team, Riveredge Nature Center, during an upcoming ceremony in Gordon Park on August 2nd.
Collectively, 842 dedicated residents formed 12 volunteer teams this year, raising funds and awareness while controlling 36,585 pounds (over 18 tons) of garlic mustard and dame's rocket in our natural areas! $1,900.00 in pledged contributions was collectively raised this year by team members and shared between SEWISC and the event partners for continued public education and natural areas managment.
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