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Hillman Marsh Conservation Area

1826 Mersea Road 2

Leamington, ON N8H 3V7

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Help is needed to pull garlic mustard at Hillman Marsh Conservation Area on Thursday May 3 2018. Garlic mustard is an invasive species that outcompetes native wildflowers by stealing light, nutrients, moisture, soil and space. This is devastating for native species as wildlife and insects rely on those early flowering plants for food and habitat. Further, garlic mustard can excrete a toxin into the soil that negatively impacts mature trees in a forest. As there are no natural predators for this invasive plant, and it reproduces quickly, it can spread quickly and take over sections of a habitat.

The event will run from 5 to 7pm, and registration is required. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing. Long pants and shirts are recommended with sturdy close-toed footwear. Please bring a reusable water bottle and any snacks for yourself as well. Equipment will be provided, but we suggest bringing your favourite garden gloves and kneepads along!

For questions about the event, call Gina at 519-776-5209 ext. 245

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