We will facilitate, organize, educate, and motivate a community of volunteers to identify and eradicate invasive species in Sheldon Nature Center, on Omro Road in Oshkosh, WI. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=27749156514&ref=nf
1. Contact Friends, Neighbors, Government Officials, Educators, and Business Leaders in the Town of Algoma and the City of Oshkosh to tell them about our project.
2. Receive official go-ahead from town board parks committee after presentation and proposal given by Alan Schuelke, age 17, at town board meeting July 30, 2008.
3. Recruit and Rally volunteers, schedule meetings to educate volunteers about envasive species, provide invasive species identification handbook/guides, provide instructions and tools for removing and appropriate disposal of invasive species, coordinate donations of money and refreshments for volunteer efforts and activities. Maybe we can get a sponsor to provide Tshirts to volunteers. http://ipaw.org/
4. Create and oversee schedule of events and activities for Sheldon Nature Center Invasive Species Removal (sweat equity) Project.
The Sheldon Nature Center Invasive Species Removal (sweat equity) Project will ensure and sustain native plant and animal life in the Sheldon Nature Center. Volunteer activity will increase presence of "sentinals" in the nature center and reduce opportunities for vandalism. Educating our community and encouraging appropriate eradication of invasive species will make our neighborhood and planet a better place to live.