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Posted on: June 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Parks & Recreation Garlic Mustard Pull Contest Results

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The results are in for the inaugural Portage Parks & Recreation Garlic Mustard Contest. Throughout the month of May, volunteers pulled nearly TWO TONS - more than 3,800 pounds - of Garlic Mustard, an invasive species that threatens the health and biodiversity of Portage parks and ecosystems across the state of Michigan. Funding for the contest prizes was allocated by the Portage Park Board. 
 
2023 Garlic Mustard Prize Winners: 
1st Place Prize – $150: Andrew H. - 650 lbs +
2nd Place Prize – $100: Isaac H. - 540 lbs +
3rd Place Prize – $75: Katherine L. - 490 lbs +
4th Place Prize – $50: Nancy S. - 340 lbs +
5th Place Prize – $25: Karen C. - 270 lbs +
 
A huge thank you to all of our participants and volunteers! The complete results for ALL Contestants, in order of weight of Garlic Mustard pulled are as follows: 

NameTotals (Pounds)
Andrew H
652.3
Isaac H
543.4
Katherine L
491.05
Nancy S
343.5
Karen C
270.1
Christy M
239.55
Brett S
200.85
Tom T
149.85
Kay F
147.8
Janelle L
134.6
Temperance H
133.45
Julia M
80.5
Tammy S
74.5
Vic T
64
Ken C
54
Sherry E
52.6
Sondra N
45.53
Daniel B
38
Mike C
35
David R
22
Lauren T
21
Ben E 
16
Sandra S
16
Noah M
12
Wren M 
12
Davide I
11
Jennifer I
10
Yan Lu 
9.65
Sydney L
9
GRAND TOTAL
3893.63



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