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Japanese Hedge Parsley Pull at Dexter-Huron

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us in removing invasive Japanese Hedge Parsley from Dexter-Huron Metropark.

Japanese hedge-parsley (Torilis japonica) is an invasive plant in Michigan because it is not native, can spread quickly, and causes harm to native ecosystems. This plant is a more recent invader in Michigan, but some say it has the potential to be as bad or worse than another bad invasive, garlic mustard. The most effective, environmentally sound way to remove Japanese hedge-parsley from the landscape is hand pulling. Pulling and bagging the plant keeps seeds from maturing and reestablishing at a site. You will be helping to remove and bag Japanese hedge-parsley plants and disposing of the bags in designated areas.

Volunteers multiply the amount of work our Natural Resources Departments could ever do alone.

Everyone is welcome! Please come dressed for a day outside and off trail (closed-toe shoes, long pants, hat) and bring your work gloves, water, and face mask. Volunteers receive free entry to the park.

A liability waiver is required for all participants; if under 18, a parent/legal guardian needs to sign as well.  A health screening form MUST also be completed on the day you volunteer.

Fun for all ages.

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Cost: Free!

Location: Dexter-Huron Metropark, West Parking Lot

Registration is required by July 28.

Details

Date:
July 29
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Park

Dexter-Huron Metropark
6535 Huron River Drive
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Phone:
(734) 426-8211
Website:
http://www.metroparks.com/parks/dexter-huron-metropark/