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Land Stewardship: Garlic Mustard Control – Dane County Chapter

May 31, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Dane County Chapter, Garlic Mustard Spraying

Photo Credit: Brent Sieling

*** You MUST contact the posted workday leader listed below to find out the workday location, as these events are frequently updated based on weather and site conditions. The best options is to sign up for the email list (see details below) to find out what the most recent plans are. ***


May is the month or so we have to control and reduce garlic mustard, burdock, Dame’s Rocket, Japanese Hedge Parsley, and other herbaceous weeds that are invading our oak woodlands. Our preferred method to control these invasives is by herbiciding the plants that have not been killed by our spring burns. We do this work using backpack sprayers to apply a herbicide. No prior experience is required to do this work- we will train you if you have never done this before. On each of the weekends and some weekdays of May we will scan our various preserves searching for the plants we want to eliminate. We are happy to have your help.

What to Bring

You should have long pants, a long-sleeve shirt, gloves, sturdy boots, and whatever water and food you want for the day. Sunscreen and insect repellent are optional but advised.


You must RSVP with the work day organizer (listed below) so we have enough equipment and we can make sure all volunteers for the day have up-to-date information about meeting location.

Volunteer Service Agreement

If you’re joining us for the first time at an event, please complete the fillable Volunteer Services Agreement Form and email it (along with any questions) to Dan Watson, (Daniel_Watson@nps.gov). You should also complete the form if you don’t have a Volunteer Services Agreement Form on file, or completed one prior to January 2022.

Additional information for first-time volunteers.

Email Updates:

If you are interested in volunteering regularly, request to be added  to our email group. Contact Megan Schliesman (schliesfrau@gmail.com) and ask to be added to our Stewardship list.  (Note: Megan cannot answer questions about workdays; she coordinates the list, not workdays.)  Emails sent on the listserv will contain all the details for a workday, and you should contact the listed leader for any given workday with questions.)


May 31, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Jon Bishop