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Volunteers Needed to Remove Invasive Plant at Sunken Meadow State Park

Invasive garlic mustard found at park must be removed.

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Long Island Sound Study will be holding a volunteer event this Sunday, June 10th, 9 a.m., at Sunken Meadow State Park.

Sunken Meadow State Park is one of the Long Island Sound Study’s Stewardship Areas which were designated due to their recreational and ecological importance. Garlic mustard was recently found along one of the trails and quick action is necessary to stop the spread of this harmful invasive plant.

During this volunteer event, participants will be removing garlic mustard which grows in the understory of the forest. This event is free, but volunteers should wear long pants and bring work gloves, sunscreen, and bug spray. All other  equipment that will be needed will be provided.

Click here to register or call/email Larissa at (631) 632-9216 or ljg85@cornell.edu or Ariana at (631) 581-1072 or Ariana.Newell@parks.ny.gov. Or, just come the day of the event. Volunteers will meet outside the park office by Lot 1 at 9 a.m.

For more information on the Long Island Sound Study and its efforts, please visit www.longislandsoundstudy.net. For more information on New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, please visit http://nysparks.com/parks/.

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