Raise Funds for Your Local Group by Pulling Invasive Plants
It’s time to get outside to pull together and raise funds during our annual Garlic Mustard Pull-A-Thon. Now in its ninth year, the event encourages folks across southeastern Wisconsin to protect their local woodlands by pulling this invasive plant. As last year, team members can easily spread out and work in social bubbles to help stop the spread of garlic mustard!
This is a great opportunity to raise funds for your own organization as well as our regional efforts to fight invasive species. You can form a team, join a team and donate. Our 2021 goal is to collectively pull 20,000 lbs. (10 TONS!) and have a great time together while protecting natural areas from invasive plant damage. Securing pledges is easy; sponsors can donate directly through our website. Pullers are encouraged to ask friends, family and others to support their efforts in caring for the land.
The pull-a-thon is also a competition, so the team that rises to the top by June 30, 2021 will earn bragging rights and take home the legendary traveling trophy. Our natural areas will only avoid damage from invasives with long-term sustained commitment to control of invasives. Half of all proceeds go to participating organizations that raise funds, and half go to SEWISC. All funds will be used for invasive species education, prevention and control in southeastern Wisconsin. Contributions are tax-deductible.
Here are our Annual Pull-A-Thon objectives (yea, let’s DO THIS!):
- Promote repeated control and proper disposal of garlic mustard and dame’s rocket in our parks and natural areas.
- Promote public awareness of invasive species issues.
- Safely share control methods and best management practices with landowners and managers and strengthen local volunteer efforts.
- Raise educational funds for SEWISC and our partner organizations.
Visit 2021 Garlic Mustard Pull-A-Thon for more information. You can register a team, join a team and donate to a team.