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
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. Please consider nominating adults and/or youth with whom you work or those from your community.
Sweat Equity Award nomination forms are accepted through October 15th.
The symposium is free and open to the public.
The 2016 Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference (UMISC) will be held in scenic La Crosse, Wisconsin on October 17-19, 2016 to exchange information on all invasive aquatic and terrestrial plant, animal, insect and pathogen species.
The goal of UMISC is to strengthen management of invasive species, especially prevention, control, and containment. Invasive species research, prevention, and management has seen great strides but much work still must be done. As the 2016 UMISC theme says, sharing innovative and practical solutions are the key to stopping the spread of invasive species in the Midwest and beyond.
Download the 2016 UMISC flyer.
Visit: http://www.umisc.net/ for more information.