2019 Pull-A-Thon Team Fundraising Goal: $1,000.00
Pounds Pulled to-date: 6,735; Donations/Sponsorships Received to-date: $400
As a Land Trust, River Revitalization Foundation is dedicated to establishing a parkway for public access, walkways, recreation and education, bordering the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic Rivers; to use the rivers to revitalize surrounding neighborhoods; and to improve water quality.
Our stewardship team is tirelessly removing invasive species on our property and county parkland throughout the Milwaukee River Greenway, to improve the habitat for wildlife. Additionally, we plant and seed a wide-range of native species to increase the biodiversity.
It is vital to invest in the perseveration of these verdant greenspaces that are limited in dense populated urban areas. These same lands were neglected for years until the revival of the environmental movement in Milwaukee. RRF and the lands we manage need your help! Please consider joining our Garlic Mustard Pull-a-Thon team or making a donation to our team! We are the reigning champs of 2017---pulling just over 11,000 lbs!
Poem by Aaron Zeleske, Milwaukee River Greenway Director:
Garlic mustard, carpets of monoculture.
White flowers in the spring, is it pretty? No.
Wouldn’t you rather see a quilt of trillium, bloodroot, and trout lilies?
Nostrils unmolested with that foul scent.
Stay on the trail.
Clean your boots.
Pull garlic mustard, rend the delicate roots from the soil to never grow again before seeds are produced.
RRF Team Pull-A-Thon Workdays on our properties now into June:
Monday: 2:00-4:00 p.m., Friday 1:00-4:00 p.m., and 1st and 2nd Saturdays of the month: 9:00 a.m. - Noon.
Contact Team Leader, Joanna Demas, to sign up!