Pull garlic mustard at the Sand Flats

Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
River Gorge Sand Flats
Volunteers holding garlic mustard at the Sand Flats

Volunteers displaying their freshly pulled garlic mustard bouquets.

After a brief introduction and training, we will proceed to the river gorge sand flats, known for their large sandy beaches and wonderful river-edge view. Working alongside FMR staff, volunteers will remove garlic mustard – an exotic plant invading many areas of the river gorge and outcompeting native plant species.

Although a serious threat, garlic mustard is not only easy to identify but quick to pull by hand. Volunteers will be pleased to see a dramatic difference in ground cover by the end of this event – improving both water quality and wildlife habitat.

As always, we'll provide any necessary tools and training. All are welcome, however, capacity is limited and registration required.

Ready to register?

To sign up and receive directions to the meeting spot, contact FMR Volunteer Coordinator Amy Kilgore via the contact form (please select Amy by name from the staff list under "Category") or at akilgore@fmr.org, 651-222-2193 x31. Please include the name of the event, your name, address and phone number along with the number in your party.

You will receive a confirmation email with details and directions from akilgore@fmr.org within two business days. (If you don't, please check your SPAM folder.)

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