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February 10, 2015

MADISON - Individuals, groups or organizations that make significant contributions to prevent, control or eradicate invasive species that harm Wisconsin land, water and wetlands are eligible to be nominated for the 11th annual Invader Crusader Awards presented by the Wisconsin Invasive Species Council. The awards are presented as part of the upcoming Invasive Species Awareness Month in June.

Nominations are now being accepted for individuals, groups or organizations for their efforts to address issues surrounding terrestrial and aquatic invasive species. The Invader Crusader Awards are open to both volunteers and professionals of any age.

To nominate an individual, group or organization, fill out the nomination form available at the Wisconsin Invasive Species Council's Invader Crusader web page (exit DNR) and email it to Applications are due by Friday, March 20, 2015. For instructions to mail nominations, call Kelly Kearns, at 608-267-5066

The Wisconsin Invasive Species Council will review the nomination materials and select the Award winners. All nominators and the winners will be notified by late April. Recipients of the awards will be recognized at a ceremony on June 4 at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin. Award recipients will be announced on the Invasive Species Awareness Month website (exit DNR).

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Dreux Watermolen, 608-266-8931 or visit the DNR site,, and search keyword "invasives"

Last Revised: Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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