Invasive plants, like garlic mustard, are fast growing, usually introduced to an area accidentally, and threaten the livelihood of native species in the Summit Metro Parks.

Community members are invited to be a part of the solution by helping remove garlic mustard from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 29 and from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on May 4 at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Road in Akron.

Participants will first learn about the plant, then hike Seneca Trail to start pulling. Gloves are recommended. Bags will be provided.

Garlic mustard was introduced to the United States by settlers. It has since expanded its range, reducing the biodiversity of areas where it grows.

For more information, call 330-865-8065.