Friends of Magee Marsh

Garlic Mustard Pulls - 2021

Volunteers Needed

No more Garlic Mustard signHelp 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.


Scheduled dates for garlic mustard pulls this year are:

Small second year garlic mustard
  • Monday, May 4
  • Wednesday, May 6
  • Monday, May 18
  • Thursday, May 21

More Information

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 west end of the boardwalk at noon to sign a liability release form. If you can’t be there at the start, find us on the boardwalk and sign your form before you start work. We are not be permitted to pull garlic mustard outside of the scheduled times or without a signed liability release.

Interested volunteers will be able sign up at the Friends of Magee Marsh Gift Shop, in order to be contacted of date changes and receive reminders about the pull dates.


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 call her at
216 219 8430.