2014 Garlic Mustard Pull-A-Thon

Our Garlic Mustard Pull-A-Thon is an annual event, where we encourage folks throughout southeastern Wisconsin to protect the woodlands of their neighborhoods by pulling this invasive plant. 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. MNP 2014 WinnersMequon Nature Preserve 
Farmstead Woods 
2014 Pull-a-Thon Winning Team
Our natural areas will only avoid damage from invasives with a long-term sustained commitment to invasives control.

This spring, 18 teams formed by 332 volunteers helped to raise funds and awareness while controlling 10,060 pounds of garlic mustard and dame's rocket in our natural areas. Volunteers recruited friends, family and colleagues to sponsor their pulling efforts. What a fun way to make a real difference in the protection of the wild areas that we love!

The tax-deductable pledged contributions were shared between SEWISC and event partners and the funds will be used for invasive species education, prevention and control in southeastern Wisconsin. Thank you to all the 2014 teams and to their generous sponsors.


The prestigous traveling trophy was recently passed from last year's winners, the  Ozaukee Washington Land Trust Sauk Creek Nature Preserve Team to the Mequon Nature Preserve Farmstead Woods Team.

DSCN2391 2 1024x768SEWISC Board President, Jerry Ziegler (middle) presides over the Annual 
Ceremony as Shawn Graff (Executive Director, Ozaukee Washington
Land Trust) presents Kristin Gies (Executive Director, Mequon Nature 
Preserve) with the Garlic Mustard Pull-A-Thon Traveling Trophy

The Garlic Mustard Pull-A-Thon Trophy is a team to team award for dedicated efforts to control invasive species in southeastern Wisconsin. Each year, the team with the most bags of pulled garlic mustard and/or dame’s rocket wins the trophy which travels throughout our eight-county region.

Join the fun.  It’s never too soon to begin recruiting 2015 Pull-A-Thon Teams! Will the impressive trophy be passed to another team in 2015, or will Mequon Nature Preserve win the competition and keep the trophy for another year? 

Got garlic mustard? If you would like to volunteer as a Team Leader in 2015 and add your worksite location to our event, please email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..