Garlic mustard pull set for Thursday

FERDINAND — A garlic mustard pull is planned at the Ferdinand State Forest from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 7.

Invasive garlic mustard plants need to be pulled and removed near the gatehouse. Volunteers must be physically able to bend over and pull the plant gently out of the ground. Come to the gatehouse area and park along the side of the road to sign in and get assigned a spot to pull.

The rule of physical distancing of 6 feet away from others outside the household will be strictly enforced. As volunteers will be distanced and outdoors, face coverings will not be required. Volunteers are asked to bring their own work gloves and wear long pants and sturdy shoes.

This event is co-hosted by Friends of Ferdinand State Forest and the Invasive Species Awareness Coalition of Dubois County. Information can be found on the Facebook pages of both groups.

Volunteers are asked to indicate their interest by emailing or calling 812-639-9628 so the organizations can safely plan for group size.

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