during a volunteer work day.
Pulling garlic mustard during a volunteer work day. © Samantha Christian

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Control Garlic Mustard in the Baraboo Hills


Volunteer work parties in the Baraboo Hills help maintain and protect the Nature Conservancy preserves in this unique landscape of quartzite bluffs and large contiguous forest blocks. The spring work parties will be scouting, pulling, and/or spraying garlic mustard at various locations in the Hemlock Draw and Durst Rockshelter preserves. Come to one work day or come to a few and see how the spring ephemerals progress. It’s a beautiful time to be in the woods, and the garlic mustard work helps keep it that way.

Meet at 9:00 at the park in Leland - directions below - and we’ll drive to the work sites from there. We'll work until 12:30 or 1:00, then eat lunch/snacks together before heading home.

April Dates:

  • Saturday, April 6, 9:00 - 12:30
  • Friday, April 12, 9:00 - 12:30 and 1:00 - 4:00, and Saturday, April 13, 9:00 - 12:30
    This two-day event is being held in partnership with United Way's Seasons of Caring. The event shifts are open to all participants. Optional Registration.
  • Saturday, April 27, 9:00 - 12:30

May Dates

  • Saturday, May 4, 9:00 - 12:30
  • Saturday, May 11, 9:00 - 12:30
  • Saturday, May 18, 9:00 - 12:30

Work Party Leader: Sherren Clark, (608-225-2974) or sclark99@outlook.com

What to Bring: Dress for the weather and wear long pants and work gloves if you have them. Bring water. We'll provide the necessary tools.

Directions: Take Highway 12 north from Madison or south from Baraboo. Go west on County Hwy C (across from the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant) for about 9 miles, past Natural Bridge State Park, into the village of Leland. Meet at the gravel parking lot next to the park and mill pond. We will carpool and drive to the work site from there.