Garlic Mustard Season 2024

It’s garlic mustard season again! Garlic mustard is an invasive biennial plant that can be found in our backyards, along roadsides and in conservation areas. We hope everyone is ready to get out there and start pulling this invasive weed. Last year, a total of 506 paper bags of garlic mustard were collected from Lincoln residents! Let’s continue these extraordinary efforts at managing this invasive plant by pulling on your own properties and roadsides. The Lincoln Conservation Department and Lincoln Land Conservation Trust will be offering volunteer workdays as well, for those interested in working as a group on conservation property.

Neighborhood Pull Season

April 15th through June 14th. Venture out on your own and pull garlic mustard!

Free Paper Leaf Bag Distribution

  • Wednesday April 17th, 2023 10:30AM-12:30PM at Transfer Station
  • Saturday May 11th, 2023 10:30AM-12:30PM at Transfer Station
  • Ongoing at Conservation Department and LLCT Offices

Bags Courtesy of the Lincoln Garden Club

Bag Drop Off: Monday – Friday from 7:30AM to 3:00PM
After pulling garlic mustard, please store the pulled plants in paper bags (NO PLASTIC BAGS). Bring these bags to the DPW yard off Lewis Street and dispose of them in the designated area. This area is the depressed bay near the cell tower (not the large brush pile in the center of the yard) and will be identified as the garlic mustard disposal area with signs. This area is for garlic mustard only, please do not dispose of regular yard waste in this pile.

Volunteer Workdays
Join Conservation Department and Lincoln Land Conservation Trust staff for Pop Up Pull Days. These workdays will be held from 10am – 12pm on Wednesdays. Contact Ryan Brown at to sign up:

  • April 24  – 10 – 12pm
  • May 8  – 10 – 12pm
  • May 22  – 10-2pm
  • June 5  – 10 – 12pm

Looking forward to another successful season of managing garlic mustard throughout town! Please follow these links for information sheets and factsheets about garlic mustard. Please feel free to email me or call with any further questions about garlic mustard or other invasive plant control questions.

Ryan Brown 
Land Manager
Lincoln Conservation Department
781-259-2600 x 8139