2019 Pull-A-Thon Team Fundraising Goal: $1,000.00
Pounds Pulled to date: 1,710; Donations/Sponsorships Received to-date: $0
Since last winning the Garlic Mustard Pull-A-Thon in 2013, our OWLT Pull-A-Thon Team has ramped up efforts to protect native wildlife and woodlands on our preserves from invading garlic mustard. We are asking for support from our neighbors, trail-users, school and youth groups, businesses, and individuals. Help us make a lasting impact on our preserves and bring the trophy back home!
Our team will try to pull the most garlic mustard and dame’s rocket and raise money through sponsorships and individual gifts by June 30, 2019. We will be rotating workdays across two counties and four different OWLT preserves to encourage as much participation as we can.
Please consider joining our Team and sharing your time to help us pull the most garlic mustard and dame’s rocket! If you are unable to join us in the field, please consider an investment in our effort through your own personal gift or donation. No amount is too small – each contribution will add up to create a substantial fund for crucial invasive species control on our OWLT preserves and the greater southeast Wisconsin region. The time is now to make a difference!
OWLT 2019 Garlic Mustard Pull-A-Thon Workday Schedule:
Here are our scheduled pull dates for 2019:
Tuesday, May 14 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Decorah Woods
Saturday, May 18 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Bratt Woods
Wednesday, May 22 - 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Spirit Lake
Wednesday, May 29 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Bratt Woods
Saturday, June 1 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Sauk Creek
Tuesday, June 4 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Decorah Woods
Thursday, June 6 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Sauk Creek
Wednesday, June 12 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Spirit Lake
More information on OWLT Pull-A-Thon Work Sites
Bratt Woods: Located along the Milwaukee River, this 17-acre preserve contains mature oak, maple, and American beech trees. The forest and the river benefit migratory birds that need a place to rest. Control efforts will follow-up on multiple years of garlic mustard pullin’. More information including address and directions to the site can be found at https://owlt.org/visit-our-preserves/property/2-bratt-woods.
Decorah Woods: This 45-acre preserve contains beautiful mature oak trees, hardwood forests, wetlands, a small tributary, and Milwaukee River frontage. The property protects natural habitats, protects wildlife corridors and provides nature-based recreational opportunities. More information including address and directions to the site can be found at https://owlt.org/visit-our-preserves/property/6-decorah-woods.
Sauk Creek Nature Preserve: Help protect OWLT’s oldest property! Trails connect the preserve to local neighborhoods and a bridge allows access to Sauk creek. The land is a valuable wildlife corridor and a great resource for education and recreation. More information including address and directions to the site can be found at https://owlt.org/visit-our-preserves/property/17-sauk-creek-nature-preserve.
Spirit Lake: This property contains a 30-acre hardwood forest that is part of a larger environmental corridor connecting to the Milwaukee Rive a mile east. Garlic mustard is in its early stages of invasion, and we need all the help we can get to stop it from spreading. More information including address and directions to the site can be found at https://owlt.org/visit-our-preserves/property/19-spirit-lake.