garlic mustardAre you up to the challenge? Starting this April, pull your weight and protect your parks!

Garlic mustard is an aggressive, non-native plant taking over natural areas. Help restore and protect your native ecosystems with this fun volunteer challenge! Drop off 13-gallon garbage bags filled with garlic mustard to headquarters April 1 through May 31. All participants who bring at least one full bag will receive a Pull Your Weight t-shirt! The team or individual to bring the most filled bags will win a grand prize! (Teams are limited to 6 members.)

We will host an information session to kick off the challenge March 30 at Grant Park‘s Kennard Nature Nook from 6 – 7 p.m. Please pre-register by Monday, March 26. Attendance at this session is not required. If you can’t attend, please contact Ginger Clark for the information you need to get started.

The Pull Your Weight Challenge is open to individuals, families, scouting groups, corporate service groups and students. Anyone who would like to help us combat this rapidly spreading threat to our native species is welcome to participate!


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