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Land Stewardship: Garlic Mustard Control, Holmes Preserve, Table Bluff – Dane County Chapter
May 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Photo Credit: Brent Sieling
*** You MUST contact the posted workday leader listed below to make sure the workday location or details have not changed, as these events are posted in advance. ***
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. On each of the weekends and some weekdays of May we will scan our various preserves searching for the plants we want to eliminate. No prior experience is required to do this work.
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, ([email protected]). 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.
If you are interested in volunteering regularly, request to be added to our email group. Contact Megan Schliesman ([email protected]) 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.)