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May 9, 2017, Tuesday - Pull Garlic Mustard at the Minneapolis River Gorge Sand Flats

Time: 6 – 8 pm

Location: (Registrants will receive detailed directions to worksite)

Pull Garlic Mustard at the Minneapolis River Gorge Sand Flats

After a brief introduction and training, participants will proceed to the river gorge sand flats, known for their large sandy beaches and wonderful river-edge view. Working alongside Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) staff, volunteers will remove garlic mustard – an exotic plant invading many areas of the River Gorge and out-competing 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 habitat diversity.

Ready to register? This event is open to all. No experience is necessary; all tools and training will be provided.