Invasive Species Workdays: Garlic Mustard Challenge at Lehovec

Invasive Species Workdays: Garlic Mustard Challenge at Lehovec


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Lehovec Natural Area
Woodlawn Dr., Williamstown, MA, 01267

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Help us restore our local ecosystems!

Feeling helpless in the face of climate change and biodiversity loss? Roll up your sleeves and join our effort to restore the local landscape!

Invasive plants threaten the biodiversity of our forests and wetlands: they outcompete native plant species for scarce resources, and in doing so, they disrupt ecosystems that have developed over millennia.

Join us at Lehovec Natural Area to help us pull garlic mustard for New England’s garlic mustard challenge. All ages welcome, but minors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. We will provide all training and equipment, no experience necessary. 

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Rural Lands is hosting monthly invasive species removal days from April – October.  Each workday will be on a different Rural Lands property in Williamstown. 

You will learn:

  • About the variety of habitats found in Williamstown
  • How to ID invasive plants and about their disruptive roles in ecosystems
  • The importance of preserving native plant communities

Parking: We will meet at the small dirt parking area at the end of Woodlawn Drive. Parking is very limited here, so carpooling or walking is suggested. Alternate parking is available at Bud Anderson Field and Cole Field (walk ~ 0.5 mi). 

What to bring:  Long sleeves and pants made of thicker material such as canvas, long socks, sturdy shoes/boots that can get dirty and wet, work or gardening gloves if you have them (we have some to borrow!). 

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