Many land care challenges at the Arboretum, such as invasive species and stormwater, are not isolated – they are part of broader issues that affect communities near and far. These projects draw on Arboretum practices and research to inform, engage, and empower people to take action in their own communities.

Water Action to Encourage Responsibility (WATER Project)

In the WATER (Water Action to Encourage Responsibility) Project, the Arboretum and community partners work together to minimize harmful effects of stormwater that flows from urban land into lakes and rivers. The multi-year project has been supported by grants.

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Jumping Worm Community Research Study and Outreach

This research study, called “Building and sharing collective knowledge about the impacts of an invasive species new to Wisconsin,” crowdsourced information and experience about jumping worms. This study was designed to learn more about the impact of jumping worms on native and ornamental plants that are commonly used in home landscapes. It gathered input through an online survey that was open to anyone. The project was funded by a Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Seed Project Grant.

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