High Park Stewards meet on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month, rain or shine.
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
The High Park Stewards have been removing Garlic Mustard from a number of sites within the park for many years. Protocols on how best to control GM are changing all the time and we are always upgrading our skills.
We are able to notice a real positive effect from our work but there is still lots to do.
As many people as possible are needed as there is no end of this plant in High Park. Full Pingg Invite
Meet us in front of the Grenadier Restaurant at 10:30 am. Tools provided. Please bring water, a hat, and cover your arms and legs.
The Boulevard Beds group will also be working on our demonstration gardens located on the perimeter of the Grenadier Restaurant. A few people are needed to join them.
The Biodiversity and Education Awareness Network BEAN has excellent information on keeping this species from further damaging our forests.
For our hands-on work, all Stewards need to sign a City waiver document once a year. To save time at the sessions please print and fill out these 2 pages prior to coming (beginning Feb. 12, 2017). We will also have them on site. Enter the dates as 12 months From Jan 1, 2017 To Dec. 31, 2017
Garlic Mustard is an extremely aggressive invasive plant in woodland areas. Not only does it crowd out almost every other type of plant but is has an allelopathic agent that hinders their growth. Once removed native species can be planted to restore some biodiversity. Areas where GM has been removed need to be monitored and tended for at least 5 years as there is a strong seedbank and root system left behind.
IMPORTANT INFO FOR STEWARDS
2017 Winter and Spring Sessions
2017 summer and fall sessions
The Elite Squad which holds special sessions removing invasive species like garlic mustard is looking for a group leader. Contact email@example.com if you would like to be the group leader.
High Park Stewards Facebook Invasive Squad info
The Boulevard Bed Squad will be determining their schedule, with monthly maintenance of the beds spring to fall. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join them.
Outdoor sessions are dependent on weather and growing conditions and what is determined to be the greatest need for our volunteer efforts.
High Park Stewards meet on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, rain or shine.
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