Roma Lenehan reports that 16 people pulled about 18 bags – probably less than 1/3 of the Garlic Mustard in the west side of the “Endless Block” – along the Big Oak Trail and in the cut which connected the Big Oak to the Lake (area cleared by the Arboretum in the mid to late 1990s). The Preserve student technicians will continue work on the area and try to complete it. Roma thanks everyone for their help. The Garlic Mustard Pull of the Friends was a strenuous but fun-filled time on a warm summer day, as we were pulling side by side and chatting back and forth. The plants were no more than a foot high and were easy to pull because the ground was still wet from earlier rains. This was an "on" year in the two year cycle of Garlic Mustard, one reason why the willing pullers couldn't finish the job. Volunteers were: Pat Becker, Ann Burgess, Glenda Denniston, Doris Dubielzig, Sarah Goldenberg, Galen Hasler, Grace Hasler, Gisela Kutzbach, Roma Lenehan, Karen Nakasone, Marcia Schmidt, Monica Sentoff, Steve Sentoff, and Lillian Tong. Preserve staff volunteer coordinator Bryn Scriver and Program Manager Laura Wyatt also pulled and filled bags.