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May 4, 2023
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

55756 180th Street, Ames, IA 50010

55756 180th St.
Ames, IA 50010
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Invasive Garlic Mustard Removal - Volunteer Event

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Join Story County Conservation in improving the natural habitat of East Peterson Park! Join us for a volunteer invasive species removal event.


Garlic mustard is a rapidly-spreading invasive species that can quickly overrun a woodland area, deteriorating the health of the ecosystem in Iowa's woodlands. Introduced from Europe in the mid-1800s, this plant forms dense blankets on the forest floor which crowds out native vegetation.


The good news is that the control method is pretty simple - just pull it! We need lots of hands to wrangle these weeds at East Peterson Park before they start dispersing seeds, which happens in May/June. This is an easy task for all ages – children are encouraged to join!


Volunteers should wear long pants, long sleeves, and sturdy, closed-toe shoes.


By registering ahead, we’re able to contact you in case of bad weather cancellation, although registration is not required. Need to arrive late or leave early? No problem.


Register here:


 For more background info and a sneak-peek at what you'll be doing, check out this video:

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