Garlic Mustard Challenge at Lebanon Hills Regional Park - Weekend Shift


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Cause Areas

When

Sat May 12, 2018, 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Where

Lebanon Hills Regional Park860 Cliff RoadEagan, MN 55123

About

General Description

Help us bust invasive species in our parks. Garlic mustard is an invasive species brought from Europe that outcompetes native wildflowers and tree seedlings. It's a biennial - completes its life cycle in 2 years. Volunteers pull the second year plants prior to or during flowering. The flowering plants must be bagged up and disposed of, as the plants can still produce seed even after being pulled! 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 6 hours pulling garlic mustard in the park. Fun prizes await those who complete the challenge.

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
  • Remove pulled plants safely from the work sites

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
  • Fun for the whole family and all age groups

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 Science

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • 2 hours

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