Weekend Garlic Mustard Pulls at Pappy Dickens Preserve

Help us restore Pappy Dickens Preserve and stick around after the event for a free guided hike of the property!


Sat, May 20, 2023 – Sun, May 21, 2023

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT


Pappy Dickens Preserve

1201 North Dodge Street

Iowa City, Iowa 52240

United States



Come support Bur Oak Land Trust and Iowa's woodlands this Spring by helping remove garlic mustard - an invasive plant species - from the landscape! When: May 20th and 21st, 9:00am - 11:00am each day Where: Pappy Dickens Preserve Parking: Please park in the old Hy-Vee parking lot at 1201 North Dodge Street in Iowa City. We will meet you there at 9:00am and walk over to the preserve together. What to wear: Long pants and long sleeved shirt (recommended). Closed-toed shoes are required. What to bring: Water, sunscreen, bug spray, and gardening gloves (if you have them). Participants should anticipate around 2 hours of hand-pulling garlic mustard, an invasive weed. Expect some sloping terrain and the potential for poison ivy or stinging nettle. After the volunteer event, stick around for a free guided hike of the preserve by Bur Oak AmeriCorps members! Take a short tour and see what spring flowers are blooming! This is a free event, but an RSVP is required! Register below. Disclaimer: All outdoor events are subject to cancellation pending poor weather. Check your email for updates if events need to be cancelled or rescheduled.

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Garlic Mustard Pull - Saturday, May 20th


Garlic Mustard Pull - Sunday, May 21st