FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI OR LAUREN HARRIS
216-635-3200, EXT. 3263 OR EXT. 7014
While the natural landscape of Cleveland Metroparks is full of a
variety of plant species, there are some that are invasive and need
to be removed to prevent damage to the natural habitat.
Garlic mustard, a non-native invasive plant, was brought over to
the United States by European settlers as an herb. These invasive
weeds have choked out native wildflowers, out-competing them for
space and sunlight. They also excrete chemicals through their
roots, further preventing wildflower growth. The plant is present
throughout Cleveland Metroparks, including Brecksville Reservation,
and help is needed to remove it.
Park visitors can join the fight to get invasive garlic mustard
under control in Brecksville Reservation's beautiful woodlands by
attending the free "Garlic Mustard Pull Party" on
Saturday, May 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Plateau Picnic Area in
Adults and families can help remove these easy-to-pull plants,
which in turn will provide space for native woodland wildflowers to
grow. Hard work will be rewarded with a special treat!
Registration for the program, beginning May 1, is required.
Plateau Picnic Area is located off Chippewa Creek Drive in
Brecksville Reservation, west of Riverview Road in Brecksville.
For more information and to register, call 440-526-1012.
Invasive plants are plants that grow quickly and aggressively,
spreading and displacing other plants. Invasive plant species are
usually introduced by people accidentally or, on occasion, on
purpose into a region far from the plant's native habitat.
Identifying invasive plants and understanding the potential damage
they can cause is essential to stopping their spread and protecting
Help remove invasive garlic mustard in Brecksville Reservation with
Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life, naturally.