ChangeTheWorld - Garlic Mustard Bust


As part of ChangeTheWorld Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge, Thames Talbot Land Trust invites youth aged 14-18 to a Garlic Mustard Bust at Hawk Cliff Woods on April 29th.


What is Garlic Mustard?

Garlic Mustard was introduced to North America by European settlers as an edible and medicinal garden plant in the 1800s. Over time it gradually escaped from people's gardens into the wild, and in the last 30 years its populations have exploded throughout North America. It has become a serious invader of forests and other natural spaces. Each plant can produce thousands of tiny seeds that can wait in the soil for 5 years or more before they germinate. Garlic Mustard has no natural enemies in North America, but it aggressively crowds out native plants and can dominate the forest understory within 5 years of the first seed being introduced.

Join us on April 29th from 10am until noon to pull invasive Garlic Mustard plants and help to protect and conserve native plants and wildlife at Hawk Cliff Woods.

All time will count towards your required volunteer hours.


What is ChangeTheWorld?

CTW2017_Stamp.jpgChangeTheWorld Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge takes place between April 23 and June 3, 2017. This is a provincial initiative funded by the Ontario government in partnership with Ontario Volunteer Centre Network with the goal of engaging youth to volunteer in their communities.

The ChangeTheWorld – Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge is a call to action for youth aged 14 to 18 years to volunteer through a wide variety of exciting community initiatives. Now in its 10th year, ChangeTheWorld is an opportunity for youth to be part of a provincial campaign and to be a force for good in their local community.


April 29, 2017 at 10:00am - 12pm
Hawk Cliff Woods
4435 Hawk Cliff Rd
Union, ON N0L 2L0
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Rebecca Launchbury · · 519-858-3442

Will you come?