2020 Pull-A-Thon Team Fundraising Goal: $1,000.00
Pounds Pulled to date: 600
Donations/Sponsorships Received to-date: $30.00
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, 2020. 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 (contact Josh below) 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 2020 Garlic Mustard Pull-A-Thon Workday Schedule:
Check out our 2020 pull dates and locations below. Each workday will be held from 9:00 am to noon:
Huiras Lake - Thursday May 28th, Tuesday June 9th
Bratt Woods - Thursday May 21st, Thursday June 4th, and Thursday June 18th
Decorah Woods - Tuesday May 19th, Tuesday June 2nd, and Tuesday June 16th
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.
Huiras Lake: Located in the Town of Fredonia within the 435-acre Huiras Lake Woods and Bog Natural Area, Huiras Lake State Natural Area is 113 acres. This preserve contains 26 acres of back water seepage lake and 80 acres of hardwood and conifer swamp. The lack of recent disturbances combined with absence of introduced exotic plant species renders this area among the most pristine wetlands in southeastern Wisconsin. More information including address and directions to the site can be found at https://owlt.org/visit-our-preserves/property/11-huiras-lake?pid=6.