Easy work in a park - pulling Garlic mustard


Cause Areas

When

Sat Apr 08, 2017, 10:00 AM - 02:15 PM

Where

near - 130 Tennis Ave, entrance to Borough Parkother entrance: at lower end of HendricksAmbler, PA 19002

About

This short fun half-day will accomplish hand-pulling areas of Garlic mustard. Work in groups of 2-6.

Garlic mustard is a thin, easily dislodged knee-high plant. It reduces the natural biodiversity by stealing light, water and soil nutrients from local native plants that provide habitat (food, shelter, etc.) to our native wildlife.

Our pullings will be bagged. Control is best in early spring before flowering or prior to seed set. A little of your time will make a noticeable difference.

Wear closed-toe shoes, clothes than can get dirty, bring your favorite gloves or borrow ours, and bring water or other beverage and snack. Long pants, white socks and long sleeved shirts are also recommended. Woodsy area, some chance of deer ticks or poison ivy.

Park on Tennis Ave facing up-hill. Walk down a drive into the park between 130 and 122 Tennis Ave. Volunteers will be there to greet you and orient you to what Garlic mustard looks like and where it can be found. Easy work in the outdoors air!

Skills

  • Environmental Education
  • Community Outreach
  • Gardening
  • Habitat Restoration

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 14
  • 2 hours to 4 hours
  • Wear gloves, long pants and long sleeves; sign a Hold Harmless Agreement

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