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Spring Mill State Park Hosts Garlic Mustard Pull April 30

Help Spring Mill State Park manage invasive species by attending a garlic mustard pull from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 30.

The event will start at the Pioneer Village parking lot with instructions on how to identify the plant and other invasives. Participants will then be given a map, a bag, and an area to work in. At 11 a.m., they will meet back at the parking lot. All bags will be weighed, and the individual who has collected the heaviest bag will receive a 2022 Indiana State Park pass. A free lunch will be served from 11:15 a.m. to noon for the pullers.

Registration is encouraged by April 27 by calling the park at 812-849-3534 or emailing interpretive naturalist Sheree Belt at sbelt@dnr.IN.gov. Non-registered volunteers are welcome, but registered volunteers will receive food tickets first.

This pull is a Weed Wrangle Indiana event sponsored by State of Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management (SICIM) in partnership with Lawrence County Keep Invasives in Check and the Friends of Spring Mill. Weed Wrangles are hosted nationally to control invasive species that negatively affect public parks, green spaces, and natural areas. For more information, see weedwrangle.org. Spring Mill State Park (on.IN.gov/springmillsp) at 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, 47446.