Through SEWISC programs and projects
We strive to provide resources for on-the-ground control of invasive species and establishment of native communities in Southeastern Wisconsin. This year, SEWISC had the opportunity to assist a record 90 organizations, agencies, and homeowners through various program funding from EPA and US Forest Service Great Lakes Restoration Initiatives, the We Energies Foundation, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Invasive species controlled and managed through these efforts include: invasive buckthorns and honeysuckles, spotted knapweed, Queen Anne’s lace, dame’s rocket, garlic mustard, sweet clover, multi-flora rose, oriental bittersweet, black locust, wild parsnip, creeping bellflower, cut-leaved and common teasel, thistle, water hyacinth, white poplar, garden valerian, reed canary grass, autumn olive, hairy willow herb, wild chervil, lesser celandine, giant hogweed, purple loosestrife, crown vetch, common reed grass, golden creeper, and Japanese knotweed. Whew!
Need a little help with your invasive species management? Check our website in mid-January for 2021 Assistance Program Funding and application details.