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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Garlic mustard pulling event scheduled for May 21, 2011

Wayzata Volunteers, Boy Scouts, and members of the football team will all participate in a multi-location "garlic mustard pull" on Saturday, May 21, 2011.

Eagle Scout Dan Dorland and volunteers will pull garlic mustard and buckthorn out of the Wayzata Big Woods starting at 9:00am.  This will contribute to the preservation and maintenance of this rare remnant of the hardwood forest that once covered a large part of Minnesota. Dan has also designed and will install two benches for visitors to the woods.

Approximately 50 Wayzata High School football players will pull garlic mustard and buckthorn out of the Wayzata Nature Center, from 10 a.m. to noon.  

The Wayzata Nature Center can be accessed to the rear of the Boardwalk Senior Apartments, located at Central Avenue and Wayzata Boulevard.  

In addition to containing the spread of invasive species, the football team members will be enhancing an outdoor area where seniors who live at the Boardwalk gather. That area abuts the Nature Center and has
been degraded by invasive species thriving there.

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