Volunteer Event: Garlic Mustard Pull & Clean Up

Flowering garlic mustard from top view. White cluster of flowers surrounded by a green leaf floretGarlic 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 Five Points Forest on May 25th to help clear the Garlic Mustard from the forest and allow native plants some room to grow - enjoy a lovely spring hike while you're here.

Things to note:

  • There are no washroom facilities at Five Points, so please plan accordingly.
  • This event involves hand pulling plants, which requires stooping or kneeling.
  • We will be walking through areas where we 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 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.

Photo: Payton Landsborough

This event is generously funded by Stantec.

May 25, 2024 at 10:00am - 1pm
Five Points Forest - Driedger Tract
4975 Robinson Rd
Putnam, ON N0L 2B0
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Bren Martinez ·

Will you come?