Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium, Inc.

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Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium

2014 Garlic Mustard Pull-A-Thon

Let’s PULL TOGETHER through some friendly competition

people with bags of garlic mustard-2013Our Garlic Mustard Pull-A-Thon is an annual fundraising event, where we encourage folks throughout southeastern Wisconsin to protect the woodlands of their neighborhoods by pulling this invasive plant.  This year, our goal is to collectively pull 5,000 pounds and raise essential funds for the fight against invasive species!

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.  Our natural areas will only avoid damage from invasives with a long-term sustained commitment to invasives control.  Help raise funds for a sustainable invasives program at the same time that you help to reduce garlic mustard seed production in 2014.

All proceeds will be used for invasive species education, prevention and control in southeastern Wisconsin and contributions are tax-deductible.  The Pull-A-Thon Traveling Trophy and bragging rights will be awarded to the team with the most bags of pulled garlic mustard by June 30, 2014.

 

Pull-A-Thon Objectives:

  • Promote repeated control and proper disposal of garlic mustard in parks and natural areas.
  • Promote public awareness of invasive species issues.
  • Share control methods and best management practices with land owners and managers and strengthen local volunteer efforts.
  • Raise operational funds for SEWISC and partner organizations.

Please visit our website for more information on this exciting annual event.  Register your organization, and/or find a Pull-A-Thon site near you and volunteer: http://sewisc.org/resources/garlic-mustard-pullathon

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