Neighbors around Perkins Woods, Evanston’s only forest preserve, plan to stage their 18th annual Garlic Mustard Pull May 1 and 2.

The event is intended to root out the non-native plant that smothers native wildflowers.

The pullers will work from 10 a.m. to noon each day.

Neighbors around Perkins Woods, Evanston’s only forest preserve, plan to stage their 18th annual Garlic Mustard Pull May 1 and 2.

The event is intended to root out the non-native plant that smothers native wildflowers.

The pullers will work from 10 a.m. to noon each day.

Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin and the forest preserve’s volunteer steward, Libby Hill, will be leading the crews.

To sign up, call Hill at 847-475-2096.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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