Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium, Inc.


2018 Garlic Mustard Pull-A-Thon

Join the fun and friendly competition

spring news1 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 2018.  

Got garlic mustard?

2018 Pull-A-Thon Teams are currently forming throughout southeastern Wisconsin.  

If you would like to form a Team and add your garlic mustard-infested location to our event, please email us at: .


Why Are We Pulling?

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) is an invasive plant that’s taking over ourwoodlands.  It crowds out our beautiful native wildflowers and endangers forests by preventing tree seedlings from growing.  To make matters worse, none of our native insects or wildlife eat it!  Dame’s rocket (Hesperis matronalis), another invasive member of the mustard family, can be pulled and bagged along with garlic mustard during the competition, giving each team extra points and a rocket boost!  Help us remove these invaders from priority locations throughout southeastern Wisconsin as part of an effort to keep our local natural areas healthy.

Raise funds for your organization and for SEWISC, the only regional organization dedicated to invasive species prevention, education, management and control in southeastern Wisconsin while you help to control garlic mustard.  Recruit friends, family and colleagues to sponsor your pulling efforts.  A small contribution from each in support of this important work will add up to a substantial fund for crucial management of invasive species in our region, and will be a great way to educate your sponsors about the importance of managing invasives.  This is a fun way that you can make a real difference in the protection of the wild areas that you love. WP 20160517 007 1024x768

All proceeds will be will be used for invasive species education, prevention and control in southeastern Wisconsin.  All pledge contributions are tax-deductible.  A  trophy and bragging rights will be awarded to the team that collects the most pledges and pulls the most garlic mustard/dame’s rocket by June 30, 2018.

Got garlic mustard?

Email us at: to register your team today!

For Links to Pull-A-Thon Online Tools/Documents:


Links to Online Tools/Documents
Use these documents to communicate with your team and sponsors. Customize them as needed before sending!

Team Leader Information - everything you need to know at your fingertips

Promotional Flyer – to recruit team volunteers

Promotional Email – to recruit team volunteers (email request to )

Promotional Flyer & Email – for teachers and parents to make them aware of the event

Pledge Request – sample email to potential sponsors

Work Day Tally Sheet

Online Donation Form

Paper Donation Form

Garlic Mustard Fact Sheet

Dame’s Rocket Fact Sheet

Social Media – message suggestions

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