PHONE: (313) 593-5644
DATE: March 24, 2006
Environmental Interpretive Center seeks volunteers to help remove invasive plants
DEARBORN---Environmental enthusiasts are invited to help remove invasive
plants that are crowding out native wildflowers and tree seedlings from
noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 at the Environmental Interpretive
Center on the campus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
The Earth Day activity, which is free and open to the public, is easy
to learn and do, according to Rick Simek, program supervisor for the Environmental
"Garlic mustard is an invasive plant introduced from Europe which
can threaten showy spring blooming ephemerals like spring beauty, trilliums
and trout lilies," Simek said. "It's on our 'most wanted' list.
We hope to remove as much of it as we can from the campus's Natural Area,
so we'll need lots of mustard pullers to make an impact."
The activity is ideal for groups that are looking to obtain service project
hours, and groups of all sizes are welcome to attend, Simek said. Participants
should bring a sack lunch, he noted.
For more information, call Simek at (313) 583-6371.