Garlic Mustard Public Information Meetings and “Pull Party”

Joan Nuffield is spreading the word about a few events relating to this invasive species, message follows.


As you may be aware, Southern Ontario’s forests and fields are threatened by an invasive species, Garlic Mustard.   Left alone for long enough, Garlic Mustard can turn a beautiful native forest into a field – of Garlic Mustard.  In the Beaver Valley, the Len Gertler Memorial Loree Forest is at serious risk because of this advancing menace.  We are asking for help, from you and members of your group.

Specifically, what kind of help can you provide?

  • Learn more about why Garlic Mustard is such a danger:come to one of the public information meetings weare organizing:

o   at the L.E. Shore Library, Thornbury, Tues., March 28, 2017, 6:30 pm, or

o   at the Collingwood Public Library, Collingwood, Thurs., March 30, 2017, 6:30 pm

 

  • Sign up to come to a Garlic Mustard “pull party” in the Loree Forest on Sat., May 20. If you are not familiar with this nasty critter, you will receive training on how to spot it and how to pull it.  Families are welcome, and students are welcome.  Then stay for the barbeque afterwards!
  • Spread the word about the “pull party” and the public information meetings among members of your group, and other contacts you may have. We ask that you to use your newsletter, email list, and other suitable communication avenues.  We would be happy to speak at a regular or special meeting of your group, if you wish to arrange a separate information meeting for them.

To sign up for the “pull party” and barbeque, please contact:

You will be contacted regarding details, and what to bring for the day.

Thank you so much. Together, we can keep this invasive species in check!

Joan Nuffield, Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club
Owen Gray, Lakehead University

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