Remove Invasive Species from our Local Parks: Garlic Mustard Challenge


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Cause Areas

When

Tue May 02, 2017 - Fri Jun 30, 2017

Where

Lebanon Hills Regional Park860 Cliff RoadEagan, MN 55123


About

General Description

During this event, you'll learn about why this plant is a threat to our native ecosystems, how to identify this invasive woodland weed, and how to pull it. Following a brief training, you'll work alongside Dakota County staff and other volunteers to hone your skills and prepare for the Garlic Mustard Challenge.

Following this training, you're encouraged to take the Garlic Mustard Challenge - commit to spending an additional 8 hours pulling garlic mustard in the park. Worried about the time commitment? Team up with friends and family to meet this goal.

Training Dates

May 2nd, 6-8pm

May 4th, 6-8 pm

May 13th, 9-11 am

Location

Lebanon Hills Regional Park: Visitor Center

860 Cliff Road, Eagan, MN 55123 ( Driving directions)

Duties & Responsibilities

Learn how to safely and effectively remove this invasive species

Work with a team to remove Garlic Mustard from predetermined sections of the park

Minimum Qualifications

  • Able to attend the full event
  • Must be able to walk on uneven terrain and stand for extended periods of time
  • Must be OK with getting a little dirty and being outside in nature

Minimum Time Commitment

2 hours

Activity Level

Easy - May include light work or walking short distances over relatively level terrain. Comfortable shoes recommended.

Required Training

Training will be offered at the start of this event.

Contact Information

Meghan Manhatton

952-891-7108

Meghan.manhatton@co.dakota.mn.us

Skills

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 12
  • 2 hours for trainng, additional 8 hours

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