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The Great Garlic Pull (and Brew) at the Bonsal Preserve

Alonzo F. Bonsal Wildlife Preserve
Montclair, NJ, United States

Date & Time:
June 10, 2022 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (Local Timezone)

Event Summary:

Love natives? Help the Bonsal Preserve thrive as we battle some of the invasive plants crowding out the native flora.

We'll be pulling garlic mustard, an allelopathic invasive that prevents the growth of other plants nearby, quickly taking over areas it inhabits. This shallow-rooted plant is easy to pull and control with volunteer help! Training provided, along with a brief, fun overview of garlic mustard by Kelly McDonald from the Rutgers Environmental Steward Program. After our work time, adults over 21 are invited to meet up over at Tierney's for a community social.

Part of the Society for Ecological Restoration's "Make a Difference Week”, this event is hosted by the Bonsal Wildlife Preserve Conservancy in conjunction with Rutger’s Environmental Stewards program.

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Practical Details:

Enter the Bonsal Preserve at the entrance near 23 Riverview Drive in Montclair or off of Daniel Street in Clifton, and meet by the bridge at 5:30pm.

Bring optional gloves (some loaner pairs will be on hand as well)--no additional tools are needed. (photo credit Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay).

Questions? Email Amy Pia ( or Kelly McDonald (

COVID-19 Protocols:

Should you be experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or have a recent exposure, please do not attend.

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