Madison Area Weed Warriors has lead volunteers in invasive weed pulls at Madison conservation parks in recent years. This year they will not be able to organize these events.
Instead, a conservation staff person from the Madison Parks Department will lead a pull at Heritage Sanctuary on Saturday, May 6, at 9 am to noon. Staff will provide instruction and large black garbage bags. Volunteers should bring garden gloves and a dandelion-style weeding tool.
Garlic Mustard releases a chemical through its roots into the soil that reduces the ability of native plants to compete for nutrients needed for growth.
Parks is seeking 10 volunteers for the event. Dames Rocket will also be pulled. For more information contact, Paul QuinlanConservation Resources Supervisor at (608) 267-4918