Garlic mustard pull is April 25

The Forest Service is hosting a garlic mustard pull on Thursday, April 25 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Buckaloons. This event is open to the public to join forest staff in removing garlic mustard, an invasive plant, from the Buckaloons Recreation Area. Following the event will be a potluck-style lunch. Participants are asked to wear gloves, insect repellent, and weather-appropriate, long-sleeved, workwear. For lunch, participants are invited to bring a dish to share. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided. “There has been a significant reduction in the amount of garlic mustard and other non-native plants through volunteer efforts at Buckaloons. This area is home to some of Allegheny National Forest’s rarest plants,” said Non-Native Invasive Program Manager, April Moore. Participants should meet at Buckaloons Recreation Area, located at 181 National Forge Road, Irvine. Volunteer check-in is at 8:30 a.m., near the boat launch. Parking is available near the pavilion and the boat launch.

Elk Township cleanup is May 18

The annual spring clean-up day for Elk Township residents will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday May 18, at the Township’s maintenance garage. No oil, paint, liquid hazardous waste, asbestos, fluorescent bulbs, propane tanks, computers, or yard waste will be accepted. Pick-up truck loads cost $20 while car and van loads cost $10. TV’s and tires will be accepted at an added fee depending on the size. Residents may call the township office at 757-5818 for more information.


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