Eviction Notice: Garlic Mustard – Part 3
October 16th, 2019, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Happy Valley Forest, Schomberg, Ontario
Come help us rid Happy Valley Forest of a nasty invader, garlic mustard! Garlic mustard is an invasive plant that can quickly out-compete native plants. One of the best methods to control this species is persistent pulling. Spend the day enjoying the beauty of this mature forest, and reward yourself with a snack of tasty homemade garlic mustard pesto!
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Happy Valley Forest is one of the largest remaining tracts of upland deciduous forest on the Oak Ridges Moraine. It is located about one hour northwest of Toronto. This 1560-acre (631 hectare) area supports more than 110 breeding birds, including wood thrush and Canada warbler, and is an outstanding example of mature sugar maple and beech upland forests, characteristic of the moraine.What you will be doing
At this event, you will be controlling garlic mustard, an invasive plant species that has become well established throughout southern Ontario, including on NCC lands. We will talk about how to identify garlic mustard and then we will hand pull the plants. Physical activity will involve hiking in hilly terrain, bending and crouching.Why you will love it
You will love this event because you will be spending time in a large beautiful mature upland deciduous forest with a stunning fall colour display. Your stewardship efforts will help to keep the forest healthy and thriving with native species.Questions?
Contact Jenna Siu, Coordinator, Conservation Biology: email@example.com
Be prepared to hike over hilly terrain. Hiking may vary from 500 m - 2 km to work site.
Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided after registration.
While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:
- Closed-toe footwear
- Long pants
- Long shirt
- Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
- Sun hat
- Rain gear
- Gardening gloves and trowels if you have them (NCC will provide them as well)
- 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle