Garlic Mustard Removal - East Peterson Park


  

Project Description:

 

 

garlic_mustard.jpgHelp us wrangle the garlic mustard!! 

 

Garlic mustard is a rapidly spreading invasive species in Iowa's woodlands. Introduced from Europe in the mid-1800s, this plant forms dense blankets on the forest floor which crowds out native vegetation like wildflowers, tree seedlings, etc. 

 

The good news is that the control method is pretty simple - just pull it! We need lots of hands to wrangle these weeds at East Peterson Park before they start dispersing seeds, which happens in May/June. After a quick video orientation you'll be prepared to work independently. 

 

Volunteers should wear long pants, long sleeves, and sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Other safety information will be provided once you register. 


Volunteers Needed:
Unlimited   
Project Meeting
Location:
East Peterson Park 55756 180th Street Ames, IA 50010

Project Organizer: Erica Place
eplace@storycountyiowa.gov
515-598-4761
Project Category:
Invasive Species