2015 Garlic Mustard Challenge launches today!

Spring has rolled around again! If you’re lucky enough to see bare ground already, than you’ve probably already spotted a familiar face popping up – garlic mustard! Please join us again this year as we work together to eradicate this invasive plant, restore native ecosystems, and encourage people of all ages in all places to get outside and engaged in stewardship.

Please note: We typically kick off this event with a webcast on garlic mustard, but there will be no live webcast this month. To learn more about garlic mustard, check out the archive of our 2014 webcast here! We will resume our regular monthly webcasts in May. Stay tuned!

2015 Garlic Mustard Challenge
April 8th – June 26th

Goals for this year: Collectively pull 200,000 pounds of garlic mustard and report 50 Garlic Mustard Free sites!
Who: You! Participate in your own backyard, in a beloved nearby natural area, with friends, with volunteers, with a paid grounds crew, with a school group. Anyone can participate and there are many ways to get involved!
How: Keep track of how many bags of garlic mustard you’ve pulled and report them through the Challenge! Click on the “Report Your Bags Here!” button on the right side of the screen.

Additional Resources
If you’re looking for a way to volunteer, check out our searchable events calendar to find a garlic mustard pull near you!

If you’re going to host a garlic mustard pull and you want to tell people more about the plant and your event, click on the “Organizations” tab above. We’ve got templates there for press releases, flyers, and postcards that you can download and fill in with your own event information, along with Garlic Mustard ID cards you can print off and hand out to volunteers and neighbors.

If you have any questions or need anything else, please reach out to us at garlicmustard@stewardshipnetwork.org.

Thanks for all that you do!
The Stewardship Network

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