The Great Goodbye to Garlic
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2011
Closest Town: Leamington, Ontario
Meeting Time: 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Special Features: Scenic ferry ride to the Island, nature hike
This beautiful property on Pelee Island contains rich forests, globally rare alvars, and a variety of species at risk (including Prairie Rose, Chimney Swift and Blue Ash), but is threatened by the non-native invasive plant Garlic Mustard. Join NCC in pulling Garlic Mustard from the soil, to allow native species to flourish instead. An optional nature hike through this unique area will be included at the end of the event for those staying on the Island Saturday night. Goodbye, Garlic Mustard!
Please make sure you eat a solid breakfast, and pack a lunch to bring with you for the day of the event. Snacks and beverages will be provided by NCC to keep you energized and hydrated.
NOTE: This event takes place on Pelee Island and must be accessed by ferry, which should be booked well in advance. Participants are encouraged to spend Friday night on the Island in one of the area's many charming B&B's. For those arriving on Saturday, you are welcome to take the 10:00 a.m. ferry from Leamington and join the group around 12:00 p.m. For those departing Pelee Island on Saturday, the event will wrap up in time for participants to return to the ferry dock for the 4:00 p.m. ferry.
For more information, please visit www.conservationvolunteers.ca