Swallow-wort and Garlic Mustard Education and Eradication Event


Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 6:00pm to Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 5:45pm




East Ithaca Nature Preserve, Ithaca, NY 14850. Meet at the Shirley Raffensburger Gazebo along the East Ithaca Recreation Way (Pew Trail) near the trail entrance from the corner of Park Lane and Joanne Drive.


The Town of Ithaca's Conservation Board is holding a Swallow-wort and Garlic Mustard Education and Eradication Event for the NY Invasive Species Awareness Week. We're calling it IIIK (pronounced either "Eeek!" or "Ick!") to denote the horrifying sight of Way Too Much Swallow-wort in the East Ithaca Nature Preserve.

The site is easy to get to, and the source for huge amounts of weed seed. We hope some native plant lovers can attend our event!

or, more formally:

The Town of Ithaca Conservation Board would like to invite the public to join them at the East Ithaca Nature Preserve to learn about the need for appropriate pest management and to help pull some swallow-wort and garlic mustard. Learn how to identify these plants and what to do about them. We will fill as many garbage bags with these invasives as we can. Help us keep these two vigorous seed sources from spreading in the Preserve. Hand tools and garbage bags will be provided. Participants should bring gardening gloves and insect repellant. For more information, contact the Town of Ithaca Planning Department: 607-273-1747 or msmith@town.ithaca.ny.us.

Read more information about this event and the Invasive Species Awareness Week at the Ithaca Township Conservation Board blog.