Garlic Mustard Pull Party

Event Details

November 3rd, 2017, 9:45 AM - 2:30 PM

Severn Woodlands Nature Reserve, Ontario
Habitat Restoration

Come join the party and help NCC staff pull invasive garlic mustard. Let’s work together to ensure that the forest and rock barren habitat of the Severn Woodlands property continues to support a diversity of native Ontario species!

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About Severn Woodlands Nature Reserve

The Severn Woodlands Nature Reserve is a 600 acre property north of Orillia near Coldwater, Ontario.  The property contains a matrix of forest, wetland and rock barren habitats and is home to many species at risk including numerous rare birds such as eastern whip-poor-will, Canada warbler, barn swallow, bobolink and wood thrush.  The northeast portion of the property is a largely undisturbed, beautiful mosaic of swamp, marsh and water-lily-filled wetlands.

What you will be doing

At this event we will be controlling garlic mustard, an invasive plant species which has become well-established on the Severn Woodlands Nature Reserve, by pulling out the small plants before they grow and produce seeds next year.

Why you will love it

This property contains a matrix of native forest, wetland and rock barren habitats and is home to many species at risk. By preventing the spread of garlic mustard you will be helping protect the native habitats of this property and helping its native species to flourish!

Questions?

Contact Brittany Hope: Brittany.Hope@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided after registration. *New in 2017* Attend two NCC Conservation Volunteer events in 2017, and at your second event, you will receive an awesome NCC buff. It’s great for protection from the sun, bugs, cold, rain, and dare we say it’s also great for looking fabulous in the field!

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
Water and snacks will be provided
Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

Clothes
  • Close-toed footwear
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt
  • Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
  • Sun hat
  • Raingear
Miscellaneous
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch