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Volunteer opportunity description

Each spring, the garlic mustard plant (Allaria petiolata) can be found blanketing the ground of many New York City natural areas. This invasive herb emits chemical compounds that prevent native seeds from sprouting, and can cause serious harm to local habitats. NYC Parks needs your help to pull up as much garlic mustard as possible during our Spring Invasive Challenge!


Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle. Space is limited and registration is required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers on these days:
May 22, 2019

About the organization

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Mary Hanchar
Stewardship Administrative Assistant
718-392-5232 ext: 122
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