Groundswell is now the proud owner of a brand-new tractor and mower, and we couldn’t have done it without you!  We are happy to support a local business with this purchase too. Each year we plant more and more acres of prairie at Westport Prairie. Having a tractor is going to make land management so much easier.  This New Holland Workmaster 50 will be put to good use for many years to come.  It will primarily be used to perform maintenance mowing in our newly planted prairies.  Each new prairie should be mowed two to three times per year for the first couple of years to eliminate weeds and allow sunlight to reach the tiny prairie seedlings.  The tractor will also be used to mow the various trails at Westport Prairie.  We’re so excited to get outside and put it to good use for wildlife habitat! 

Tractor Naming Contest Details

Groundswell needs help naming the tractor! The tractor naming contest will include three rounds.

Round 1 – Open Name Suggestions
Send your name suggestions to us in the form below.
Round 1 will be open until Tuesday, August 29th.

Round 2 – Staff Top Five Choices
Groundswell staff will choose our top five favorite names from your suggestions.
Round 2 will be conducted by staff from Wednesday, August 30th to Friday, September 1st.

Round 3 – Final Voting by You
Vote on your favorite name from the staff’s top five choices, and the final name will be decided by voters!
Round 3 will be open from Saturday, September 2nd to Wednesday, September 6th.

And the winning name is…


A special thank you to these supporters for making the purchase of a tractor and mower possible! 

  • Terri Beck-Engel 
  • Scott and Dawn Bethke 
  • Lois Curtiss 
  • Phyllis Davis 
  • Mike Foy and Carrie Morgan 
  • Karl Gutknecht & Susan Hunt 
  • Green Bay Packers Foundation 
  • Stan Kanter 
  • Jeff Lange & Dolly Marsh 
  • Sharifa Merchant 
  • Stefanie Moritz & Vince Jenkins 
  • Ursula Muehllehner 
  • William & Virginia Nelson 
  • Wayne & Jackie Pauly 
  • Cathy Schmitz and her Facebook fundraiser contributors 
  • Kelly and Linda Sweeney 
  • Willi Van Haren 
  • Pat Watson 
  • Tracy Wiklund 
  • Tom Wilson 
  • James & Susan Zerwick