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gate for 7 years after they have been dropped. 4 You must be careful when removing the invasive plants that you don’t spread its seed to new locations or carry seed on your boots and clothes. The fight to eradicate invasive garlic mustard plants is going to be a long and challenging war. It is a battle that requires education and vigilance from the community. “These woods bring us so much more than maple syrup. Mental calm and clarity. Anything we can do to preserve the environment for future generations is well worth all our time.” stated Angela Schumacher, co-owner of Smoky Lake Maple Products. You can find a list of invasive species in your state at fws.gov/offices/statelinks.html. The United States Department of Agriculture is also a great resource (invasivespeciesinfo.gov) and is offering grants to help control invasive species. Contact your local state park or nature conservancy to find out how you can help protect our environment from invasive species such as the Garlic Mustard plant. Sources 1. Map from eddmaps.org/distribution/usstate. cfm?sub=3005, The Map was generated on August 29, 2004. 2. invasivespeciesinfo.gov/plants/garlicmustard. shtml 3. nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/ unitedstates/indiana/journeywithnature/garlic-mus- tard.xml 4. Louie Kolberg, Naturalist, Brillion Nature Center. Interview on May 11, 2017. 5. Corn, L.C., E.H. Buck, J. Rawson, and E. Fischer. 1999. Harmful Non-Native Species: Issues for Congress. Congressional Research Service Issue Brief, RL30123. “MAKE SURE to grab the plant right at the base so you can pull out the entire root” instructed Kolberg. Louie Kolberg, a Naturalist from Brillion Nature Center THE CREW from Smoky Lake Maple Products standing around a pile of Garlic Mustard that they pulled from the Brillion Nature Center. BACKBONE MT MAPLE CUSTOM TUBING INSTALLATIONS JEREMY AT 301-616-1446 makers of the SPEEDY DROP MACHINE » 5 drops per minute » Fully adjustable to any length or fitting » Speedy dropline machine at work on YouTube » For more info, call Caleb at 301-616-9063 OAKLAND, MD U.S. Maple Syrup Almanac 2017 63