SEWISC Works!

Invasive Species Roadside Management

SEWISC works with roadside maintenance crews of 118 cities, towns and villages to implement new mowing regimes and best management practices for 5 targeted roadside survey species. 

Early Detection and Rapid Response System

We have offered swift control of new invading species such as wild chervil, lesser celandine, hairy willow herb, java water dropwort, reed mannagrass, golden creeper, garden valerian and giant hogweed to property owners.

Assistance Program in partnership with We Energies Foundation and James E. Dutton Foundation

Program awards have been made to 52 high-impact projects over the past 11 years. We offer technical expertise, equipment, site inspection, and funding for invasive species management and control.

Invasive Plant Management Workshops in partnership with Johnson's Nursery and Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin

We offer these full-day, hands-on workshops twice annually in our region to ensure our residents are using the most appropriate and efficient control efforts.

Annual Garlic Mustard Pull-A-Thon

Over 11 years, volunteers have raised funds and awareness while pulling nearly 102 tons of garlic mustard and dame’s rocket!

Partnering with the James E. Dutton Foundation, Inc.

We developed and delivered invasive species information packets to nearly 9,000 hunters and anglers in reestablished and rare oak-savanna plant communities.

Volunteer workday calendar

The web-based calendar allows event organizers to post hundreds of opportunities for volunteers.   

Internship Program

Over the past 15 years, 112 local college students have been matched with professional mentors each summer and placed with 15 different government and non-profit organizations to identify, map, control, and manage invasive plants and animals.

“Where Ecology Meets Economy” Forum in partnership with Johnson’s Nursery, Inc.

We have planned and held 6 fantastic forums, providing Land Management and Green Industry professionals opportunities to collaborate and share ideas for sustainable natural habitats. 

Annual Educational Symposium

In an afternoon at Havenwoods Environmental Awareness Center we provide experts who focus on a new topic each year.  More information is provided through exhibits.

Website and member services

Public and private landowners are provided with a species gallery for identification and control of both aquatic and land-based invasive species on their property.  Personal communication and quarterly electronic newsletters are also available.