Garlic Mustard Pull – Afternoon
Every year, rare takes on ecological restoration initiatives to enhance and rehabilitate the unique native habitats of this urban land trust. Join us and help conserve native biodiversity through the removal of invasive species! Volunteers can expect to learn invasive plant identification as well as proper removal techniques. This is a great opportunity for those looking to gain in-field experience with ecological restoration and become more familiar with the flora of southern Ontario.
Due to COVID-19, the 2022 field season may look a little different. The events listed below are subject to change or cancellation due to COVID-19. Please keep an eye on our events calendar throughout the season to get up to date information on events. The following events are free but registration is required and events have limited spaces available.
Garlic Mustard is an aggressive plant introduced from Europe as a potential food source, due to its leaf’s herbal, garlicky flavor. It escaped cultivation and has taken over many of rare’s forest understories. Fortunately, this species is relatively easy to pull from the ground, and with enough volunteers we can restore many of our native ecosystems. We will also remove other easy-to-pull invasive species such as Greater Celandine and Dame’s Rocket as we come across it.
Cost: This event is FREE
For more information, contact rare’s Conservation Technician:
519-650-9336 x114 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Long pants
- Long sleeved shirt
- Suitable foot wear (sturdy, closed-toed shoes or boots)
- Rubber boots or hip waders if working in or around a creek or wetland
- Work or gardening gloves
Additional Items to Bring:
- Refillable water bottle
- Sunscreen and Insect repellent
- Snacks and/or bag lunch depending on time of day
Volunteer opportunities are broken up into morning (9:30AM-12:30PM) and afternoon (1:30PM-4:30PM) sessions. The time of day will be indicated at registration. If interested in participating for both a morning and an afternoon session, please register for both time slots separately.