Posted in June 2013

Last Chance to Report!

Hello Fellow Pullers! Today is your last chance to report your bags of Garlic Mustard for the 2013 Challenge! You can also email with a list of any Garlic Mustard Free Sites you have this season. Again, these are areas where all the 2nd year stalks have been pulled, or areas that have been worked … Continue reading

A Message from Lisa Brush

What an amazing year! On behalf of the Stewardship Network team, I’d like to thank you for the time you’ve spent, miles you’ve walked, and plants you pulled as a part of this year’s Garlic Mustard Challenge. While we wait for our final tallies, I wanted to take the time to share some of the … Continue reading

Field Updates

6th graders from Newaygo Middle School pulled over 3 days at Diamond Lake County Park, Croton, MI, and Flats along the Muskegon River. Thanks to Debra Iwema for sharing your knowledge and skills with your class!  We’ve had so many exceptional teachers contribute to the challenge this year- Thank you for all you do! RRIP-IT-UP … Continue reading

Only One More Week to Go!

As we enter into the last week of the Garlic Mustard Challenge, we would like to thank you all for your hard work and dedication this season.  We will be announcing the challenge winners at the beginning of our monthly webcast on July 10th at Noon EST.  You can access the webcast through the Stewardship … Continue reading


Growing up, my family lived on seven long, skinny acres outside of Traverse City, Michigan. I could tell you a lot about those seven acres: where to find the black raspberry patches, which of the trees were the best to climb, where the one red trillium grew in the hardwoods. It wasn’t a very scientific … Continue reading

Who’s Been Pulling?

The Eastern Upper Penninsula Cooperative Weed Management Area spent time at Engadine School this week teaching the 4th and 5th graders about Garlic Mustard.  They then went to Milikokia Lake State Forest Campground and pulled ALL the 2nd year plants at 11 campsites. Could this great day get any better?  Two words: Ice Cream. Thanks … Continue reading

One More Week Down!

We’re almost there, folks! Only 2 more weeks until the end of the 2013 Challenge! Don’t forget to report your bags-  Just use the Green Button on the side of this page. Our total so far has come to… 133,098 Pounds! Here are the current standings: The Huron Arbor Cluster has increased their lead in … Continue reading

Why did the Garlic Mustard Cross the Road?

To contaminate the other side! Garlic Mustard has been reported in as many as 37 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces- and it tries to spread, aggressively taking over more and more land every year. …Are you starting to get bummed out?  Don’t be!  Our current total for this season is enough to fill a 2,000 … Continue reading

Engaging Kids in Garlic Mustard Pulls

Last week we pointed out some awesome leaders who have been engaging the youth in their community to help with Garlic Mustard pulls.  If your child has positive outdoor experiences early on, the memories can stay with them for a lifetime.  Not only can you have fun, but you can also instill the values of … Continue reading