Please Help Us Defeat Invasive Garlic Mustard in Littleton

Garlic Mustard

Littleton Conservation Trust Trustees Rick Findlay and Andrew Sammarco are recruiting a volunteer work group to control the spread of invasive plant species.

Organizing a group of volunteers has been challenging and we are looking for persons who would be interested in helping to organize an Invasive Species Control Team to fight this menace. If you have organizational skills and would like to help Littleton Conservation Trust with this initiative, we would appreciate hearing from you. Please contact Rick Findlay at or Andrew Sammarco at They would greatly appreciate your help in organizing the team.

Our current top priority is stopping the spread of Garlic Mustard, one of the most destructive invasive plant species in the state. Introduced from Europe, garlic mustard is self-fertile and is very difficult to eradicate once it is established in an area. It spreads rapidly and, unfortunately, displaces native or other desired plants in a relatively short period of time. Each plant can produce thousands of seeds which spread by wildlife, humans, water, or other means. Most Garlic Mustard infestations can be removed by simply pulling the shallow rooted plant out of the ground and placing it in trash bags for disposal.

We invite volunteers of all ages to participate in this project. Our ultimate goal is to map infested areas and get volunteers to adopt specific roads or trails. It will be a multi-year effort until existing seed is no longer viable.

Please help us to establish invasive plant awareness throughout Littleton. Tell your friends and neighbors about this project!

With your HELP, we can defeat this menace.

For more information on Garlic Mustard, check out these Youtube videos:

Thank you for your assistance!