Garlic Mustard Pull - Oakwoods Metropark


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Thu May 18, 2017, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM


Oakwoods Metropark32911 Willow RoadNew Boston, MI 48164

Garlic mustard, an invasive plant, contributes to the decline of natural areas throughout our region.


Join us in removing invasive garlic mustard from OakwoodsMetropark. This opportunity involves pulling and bagging garlic mustard. We will meet at the Nature Center parking lot (look for the Metroparks vehicle and flag). Volunteers receive free day entry to the park, just let the toll booth attendant know you are at the park for a volunteer workday.

Garlic mustard is a short herbaceous plant that grows in the forest understory. One plant can produce thousands of seeds that can stay active underground for up to five years. Garlic mustard may crowd out native ferns, wildflowers, and other native plants important for our ecosystem. As volunteers, you are an essential part in our fight against invasive species, including garlic mustard, and in our work to restore and conserve our natural areas. Your help allows the Metroparks to protect unique ecosystems that will be enjoyed for generations to come.

All necessary tools and equipment will be provided, as well as a water cooler and snacks. Please be sure to dress for working outdoors and in areas that may include poison ivy (long pants, layered clothing, closed-toe shoes, rain gear, etc.). We will provide gloves, but if you have a favorite pair, feel free to bring them.

All opportunities are from 10am - 1pm and registration is required. Please register at least 24 hours before the workday. To register, please contact the Natural Resources Volunteer Coordinator, at, or 810-494-6053.

Volunteer opportunities without a minimum of five volunteers registered will be cancelled. Volunteer opportunities may also be cancelled for severe weather events. These weather events can include extreme heat or heavy rain. Opportunities cancelled due to weather may be rescheduled. Those registered will be notified by email at least 24 hours in advance.

A liability waiver is required; if under 18, a parent/legal guardian needs to sign as well.


  • Habitat Restoration

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Three hours.
  • A liability waiver is required; if under 18, a parent/legal guardian needs to sign as well.

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