The Annual Invader Crusader Awards

Each year, the Wisconsin Invasive Species Council honors Wisconsin citizens and organizations for their significant contribution to prevent, control or eradicate invasive species that harm Wisconsin’s lands, waters and wetlands.

The Wisconsin Invasive Species Council is currently accepting nominations for the 15th Annual Invader Crusader Awards.

If you want to nominate an individual or group for their commitment to addressing invasive species issues, please download and complete the 2019 Invader Crusader nomination form. You will find more detailed instructions by clicking on the form. Once completed, email the application to invasive.species@wisconsin.gov. Nominations are due and must be received by Monday, April 1, 2019. Submissions via email are strongly preferred, but if this is not possible, please call Bernie Williams at 608-444-6948 for mailing instructions and an earlier due date.

All nominators and winners will be notified by mid-May and invited to attend an awards ceremony in June. Award winners as well as details about the ceremony will be announced here and in the news media. Nominators and award recipients will also be contacted via email with the details.

Congratulations to the 2018 Invader Crusader Award Winners!

PROFESSIONAL INDIVIDUALS CATEGORY
  • Katelin Anderson
  • Tim Gerber
  • Brad Herrick
PROFESSIONAL GROUP CATEGORY
  • Johnson’s Nursery – Menomonee Falls
VOLUNTEER INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY
  • Ruth Marshall
  • Milly Thissen
  • Jim Reinartz and Jill Hapner
 VOLUNTEER GROUP CATEGORY
  • Friends of Festge Park

Previous Award Winners

2017

PROFESSIONAL INDIVIDUALS CATEGORY
  • Christa Schaefer
  • Jeff Epping
  • Jared Urban
VOLUNTEER INDIVIDUALS CATEGORY
  • Robert and Dorothy Moe
  • Pam Nelson
  • Daniel Pawlak
  • Mark Acherman
VOLUNTEER GROUP CATEGORY
  • Friends of the Eau Claire Lakes Area (FOTECLA) and the Town of Barnes Aquatic Invasive Species Committee (TOBAISC)

2016

VOLUNTEER INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY
  • Debra Feirer
  • Fritz Funk
  • Fred and Mary Kueffer
  • Valerie Stabenow
PROFESSIONAL INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY
  • Tim Campbell
  • Michelle Nault
  • Brock Woods
VOLUNTEER GROUP CATEGORY
  • Lower Chippewa Invasive Species Partnership
  • Mequon Nature Preserve Restoration Rangers
  • Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance
SUSTAINING CRUSADER AWARD WINNER
  • Mike Fort

2015

  • Sherry Speth
  • Paul Molzina
  • Jamie Kosloski
  • Christal Campbell
  • Kaycie Stushek
  • Friends of MacKenzie Center
  • Florence County Lakes and Rivers Association

2014

  • Judy Ruch
  • Greg Karch
  • Tammy Bieberstein
  • Chrystal Seeley-Schreck
  • Tom Ward
  • Jason Nickels
  • Mike Yanny
  • Girl Scout Troop #2789, Volunteer Group
  • Door County Invasive Species Team, Professional Group

2013

  • Mindy Wilkinson at Wisconsin DNR
  • Anne Kretschmann at the North Lakeland Discovery Center
  • Habitat Healers at the Riveredge Nature Center
  • Melissa Warner
  • Daniel Wallace at the Friends of Brooklyn Wildlife Area

2012

  • Phil Pellitteri
  • Youth Environmental Projects of Sauk County (YEPS)
  • Martha and John Lunz
  • Jerry Ziegler
  • Eric Tarman-Ramcheck
  • Ted Ritter

2011

  • Carol AveLallemant
  • Jack Rasmussen
  • Lee and Mary Krueger
  • Milwaukee County Parks Department/UW-Extension Natural Areas
  • Brian Swingle
  • Paul Skawinski
  • Mark Renz
  • Wild Rivers Invasive Species Coalition

2010

  • Alycia Crall
  • Ron Richter
  • Lawanda Jungwirth and Audrey Ruedinger
  • Transportation and Utility Rights-of-Way BMPs
  • Tom Boos & Bernie Williams
  • Diane Schauer
  • Connie Ramthun
  • Peter Flaherty
  • Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center

2009

  • Susan Kenney
  • Roma Lenehan & Glenda Denniston
  • Peter Layton
  • Bill Moore
  • Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium, Inc.
  • Gypsy Moth Suppression Team

2008

  • Jerry Doll
  • Gene Roark
  • Greg Long
  • Ron Martin
  • Ryan Everson
  • Northwoods Cooperative Weed Management Area

2007

  • Baraboo Hills Stewardship Volunteers
  • Tom Boos
  • Kathie and Tom Brock
  • Linda Spelshaus
  • Laura Felda-Marquardt
  • Eunice Padley
  • Becky Sapper
  • Rick Shulte

2006

  • Vilas County Aquatic Invasive Species Partnership
  • Vilas County Lakes Association
  • Jane Swenson
  • Amy Staffen
  • Mike Fort
  • South Central Region State Natural Area Crew
  • Rhonda Reisenbuechler
  • Gigi La Budde
  • Fred Clark

2005

  • St. Catherine’s High School Environmental Club
  • Terri Lyon
  • Betty Czarapata
  • Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
  • Kelly Kearns
  • Kristin Westad

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