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Garlic Mustard Management Workshop to Be Offered at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: May 2, 2006

garlic mustard plantEAU CLAIRE — A Garlic Mustard Management workshop will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6, in Room 219 of Phillips Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Garlic mustard is an ecological hazard in the Midwestern United States. It poses a threat to native plants and animals in forest communities because it overruns other plants by monopolizing light, moisture, nutrients, soil and space.

The workshop will feature Jeremy Solin, a Wisconsin school forest education specialist, and Sara Schmidt, Beaver Creek science director. The presentation will include an introduction to the issues of garlic mustard, identification of the plant, control methods and data collection methods. Tips for locating garlic mustard in the field and the statewide Wisconsin NatureMapping Program will also be discussed.

There is no cost for the workshop, but registration is required. For more information or to register, call Beaver Creek Reserve at (715) 877-2212 or e-mail Sara Schmidt at sara@beavercreekreserve.org. Participants should bring a sack lunch and dress for the outdoors.

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