Help us bust invasive species in our parks. Garlic mustard is an invasive species brought from Europe that outcompetes native wildflowers and tree seedlings. As a biennial, it completes its life cycle in two years.
Volunteers pull the second year plants prior to or during flowering. The flowering plants must be bagged up and disposed of, as the plants can still produce seed even after being pulled.
Together volunteers make a big impact. This is a rewarding and fun way to get outside this summer.
Duties & responsibilities
- Volunteers are required to attend the Garlic Mustard Challenge Training, where they learn how to identify and remove garlic mustard and logistics like where in the park to work.
- Spend six additional hours removing garlic mustard from the park.
- Bring a couple friends with you, and you can count their time towards your goal.
- Record hours spent and how much was removed.
- Must be able to walk on uneven terrain and stand for extended periods of time.
- Must be OK with getting a little dirty and being outside in nature.
One two-hour training provided.
Late spring into early summer.
One training and six additional hours pulling garlic mustard on your own time. Head out to the park at a time that fits with your schedule.
Lebanon Hills Regional Park
Go to the Volunteer website.