Invasive Species Awareness Month
Protect the Places Where You Play:
Keep Invasives Out!
2013's Invasive Species Awareness Month was filled with events, a youth poster contest, the annual Invader Crusader Awards, the second annual Invasive Species Education Summit, and more. Click here to browse the online event calendar.
Would you like to have an ISAM event next year? We have a Suggestions List that should help you come up with something for your audience.
Have your event all planned and just need to promote? Email the ISAM Coordinator to register your invasive species workday, workshop, or other event. Then check out Event Leader Resources for tips on leading and publicizing events.
Looking Back at 2012
"Slow the Spread by Boat and Tread"
People enjoy wetlands by canoe, while hunting, by walking from trails to shorelines, and much more. With these enjoyments comes a responsibility to protect our natural areas from invasive species. In early 2012, 4th and 5th grade students had the opportunity to participate in a poster contest sponsored by the Wisconsin Invasive Species Council and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The goal of the Poster Contest was to increase awareness of shoreline and wetland invasive species and to teach people how to prevent the spread of invasive species in these habitats.
Invader Crusader Awards were presented at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison on Wednesday, June 6 at 1pm in conjunction with awards presentations to the winners of the Councilís Poster Contest for 4th and 5th Graders.
Jim Reinhartz was the guest speaker and presented both the Invader Crusader and Poster Contest awards.