City seeks volunteers for Garlic Mustard Task Force

By March 23, 2022Issues, Resources, Ward 1

The City’s Forestry Section is looking for resident volunteers for its Garlic Mustard Task Force to help steward local natural areas by removing the invasive Garlic Mustard plant is an invasive species that was brought to North America as a food source and for herbal medicine.

In natural areas, Garlic Mustard outperforms native species by crowding out and displacing native plants such as Trillium flowers.

The City is currently taking measures to reduce the Garlic Mustard population in Mississauga, but since it can double in size in four years time, the recruitment of interested volunteers is needed to help fight against the growth of Garlic Mustard.

Task Force volunteers will receive training, supplies and be assigned a designated park or natural area near their homes to complete a series of Garlic Mustard removal pulls during the spring each year.

If you’re interested in joining the Garlic Mustard Task Force, please register on the City s Better Impact Volunteer Portal. If you have any questions about the program, please contact 311 or 905 615 4311 from outside Mississauga city limits.