Volunteer Event: Garlic Mustard Pull at Meadowlily Nature Preserve

Garlic_Mustard.jpgGarlic Mustard is a non-native, invasive plant. Originally introduced from Europe, it has spread across large parts of North America, to the detriment of natural areas and their biodiversity. Garlic Mustard is very aggressive, quickly crowding out native plants and even emitting a chemical into the soil that prevents many native plants from growing. We need your help to remove it!

Join us at Meadowlily Nature Preserve on May 30th to help clear the Garlic Mustard from the forest and allow native plants some room to grow. Meadowlily Nature Preserve is across the road from Meadowlily Woods - enjoy a lovely spring hike while you're here.

Please RSVP at the bottom of this page. There are two time slots to pick from so that we can work safely in smaller groups.

Things to note:

  • Due to COVID-19, we will be practicing physical distancing at this event, meaning you should stay at least 2m away from anyway who isn't in your household. Although this is an outdoor event, everyone is encouraged to wear a mask.
  • There are no washroom facilities at Meadowlily, so please plan accordingly.
  • This event involves hand pulling plants, which requires stooping or kneeling.
  • We will be walking through meadow habitat during this event, and may encounter ticks. Be sure to check for ticks before leaving the site and once you get home. More info on ticks is available here.

What to bring:

  • TTLT will provide work gloves and garbage bags, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.
  • This is an outdoor event so please bring whatever you need to be comfortable, such as sunscreen, bug spray, rain gear, and good shoes. As well, bring along snacks and plenty of water.

Please note: this event is subject to change or cancellation depending on COVID-19 restrictions. As well, this event is weather dependent. In the case of any changes or cancellation, we will send out an email to everyone who is registered the day before the event.

May 30, 2021 at 10:00am - 2:30pm
Meadowlily Nature Preserve
17 Meadowlily Rd S
London, ON N6M 1C3
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Rebecca Launchbury ·
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