Our Garlic Mustard Pull-A-Thon is an annual fundraiser event, where we encourage youth and adults 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 environmental education and a sustainable invasives program at the same time that you help to reduce garlic mustard seed production in 2016.
2016 Pull-A-Thon Teams are currently forming throughout southeastern Wisconsin.
Read more to browse our list of teams:
Join Us For Our 9th Annual Symposium
Invading Swine, Swans and Worms - Oh My!
This year’s guest speakers will share information regarding exotic animal species which are invading our region. Early detection, identification and prompt best management techniques will reduce the negative impacts of these unwelcomed critters.
Bernadette Williams, DNR Plant Pest and Disease Specialist, will share information about crazy worms and a few other animals she is working hard to control.
Dan Hirchert from USDA APHIS Wildlife Services will tell us about efforts to control feral swine and mute swans throughout Wisconsin.
We will also present our 8th Annual Sweat Equity Award during the Symposium, which honors outstanding Southeastern Wisconsin citizens and organizations for their significant contributions to prevent, control or eradicate invasive species that harm our region’s lands, waters, and wetlands.
The symposium is free and open to the public. Delicious local refreshments will be served.
Weed Bags and Field ID Guides will be on sale (cash only). Free boot brush and field notebook with purchases of $20 or more!