Friends of Magee Marsh

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Garlic Mustard Pulls - 2022

Volunteers Needed

No more Garlic Mustard sign

Help us keep the boardwalk area free from garlic mustard, an invasive plant that out competes native vegetation! Each year new seeds are introduced by birds, animals, humans and plants that may have been missed in previous years.

This year, 2022, our focus will be the boardwalk. Except for May 12 (during the Biggest Week) when we'll concentrate on the parking lot and the estuary trail.

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Thankfully, garlic mustard plants are easy to pull, so come on out and give us a hand.

We'll pull Garlic Mustard from noon to 3 pm.

Our efforts are coordinated with Kelly Schott, ODNR - Division of Wildlife communications specialist at Magee Marsh.

Plan to meet Kelly (or her assistant) at the observation deck by the west entrance of the boardwalk at noon to sign a liability release form. We are NOT permitted to pull garlic mustard outside of the scheduled times or without a signed liability release.

When done for the day, please sign out with Kelly or the supervising ODNR staff member by the observation deck. Leave your garbage bags full of garlic mustard by the observation deck.


Small second year garlic mustard


Scheduled dates for garlic mustard pulls this year are:

  • Thursday, April 28
  • Monday, May 2
  • Thursday May 5 - CANCELLED
  • Thursday May 12 - Parking lot and Estuary Trail only
  • Monday, May 16
  • Thursday, May 19


Kelly reported that she received many positive remarks from visitors on the absence of garlic mustard and the reappearance of native plants.

Large garlic mustard plants pulled from around boardwalk

PS - Don't forget your gardening gloves (and binoculars for watching the birds before or afterward).

If you have any comments or questions email Dottie McDowell or phone her at 216-219-8430.