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Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve
Wednesday, May 5th 1-3pm
Lake of the Woods Bike Path
Meet at parking lot between covered bridge and golf course, 109 S Lake of the Woods Rd
Garlic Mustard is an invasive plant that takes over woodlands! Help Natural Resources staff remove it in a socially distanced group. Closed toe shoes or boots and long pants suggested. Bring a water bottle and work gloves if you have them. Staff will be present to teach you about these plants and help you identify them. Activity involves bending.
Garlic mustard is beginning to grow and the CCFPD could use your help to remove it. It is an invasive species that will take over an area and threaten the native plant life around it. Removing garlic mustard is a great reason to get outdoors, breathe some fresh air and help them in their mission to promote native biodiversity.
If you want to help independently, you can bring your own bag or bucket to pull and carry out this invasive species. When removing garlic mustard, you should place your hand as close to the base of the plant as possible and pull out the plant, including the entire root.
Once you pull garlic mustard, it must be removed from the area. This plant will continue to grow and produce seed even after pulled out of the ground! You can drop off whatever you have picked at our designated burn piles or at the maintenance shops. Please click each picture for addresses to these areas.
Click here to see maps of each preserve with highlighted locations that need work and pictures of what the plant looks like.
If you are not already a volunteer, please fill out this waiver https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=924336013 It would also be EXTREMELY helpful if you messaged them on Facebook or emailed them with the amount of time you dedicated to this endeavor! You can email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
A single plant can produce up to 1000 seeds! So even removing one plant is tremendously helpful. Thank you so much in advance for your help!!