Most natural communities support a great variety of native plants and animals. Such biodiversity is threatened when a few plant species take over and dominate the herbaceous, shrub, and canopy layers of a forest.
Weed Warriors are out in the parks every day. Here we share some of our latest finds.
- February 24 - The first skunk cabbages of the year have been seen flowering in the wetlands.
First Saturday Workday
Saturday, March 7, 12:00-2:00PM
Come free the trees from English ivy. We'll be at Glen Echo Heights Neighborhood Park. Stay tuned for weather updates, or RSVP by March 5 to firstname.lastname@example.org to get details.
First Wednesday of the month, March 4, April 1, May 6 9:00-10:30AM
Join the effort to keep nature alive along the Capital Crescent Trail. Find out more and RSVP to Dave at email@example.com.
Third Saturday of the month, March 21, April 18, May 16 10:00-12:00PM
Join the neighbors of Locust Hill to uncover the hidden gem of Elmhirst Parkway Park a tributary to Rock Creek Stream Valley. RSVP to Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org to get details.
Last Saturday of the month, February 28, March 28, April 25 9:00-11:00AM
Preserve the legacy of Sligo Creek. Find out more and RSVP to Greg at email@example.com.
Second to Last Saturday of the month, March 21, April 18, May 23 9:00-12:00PM
Explore the insiders guide to Watts or Muddy Branch. Learn meeting location and more with an RSVP to Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday afternoons are the perfect day to protect the trees. Find out more about the efforts at Little Falls and RSVP to Celia at email@example.com.
Becoming a Certified Weed Warrior is easy!
We offer trainings from April to October, usually the fourth Wednesday of the month. Registration is now open for trainings through July, please register here.
Are you interested in joining in a Special Project Weed Warrior project for a day? Click here to search the Park Events Calendar for volunteer opportunities. Click here to search the current individual Volunteer Services Office listings.
- No experience is necessary. We will train you on-site
- The minimum age for most projects is 14
- Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
- We are Student Service Learning (SSL) approved
- Wear clothes that are good for working in the out-of-doors
- Bring gloves, pruners, and water - we will have extras on-site if you don't have them
- We work rain or shine, however, thunderstorms do cancel the project
Existing Weed Warriors report your hours here.
Some our favorite Weed Warriors did a video interview for "Did You Know?", a local cable show for County Cable Montgomery. If you ever wanted to know what we do, and why, watching this will get you up to speed.
- Did You Know - episode #41 - note: the Weed Warriors spot will start at the10 minute mark.
Thank you to all of our volunteers!
Over 64 volunteers joined us for vine patrol on Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend. We attacked oriental bittersweet, porcelainberry, english ivy, bush honeysuckle, multiflora rose, privet, Japanese honeysuckle, Japanese barberry and a few more. Thanks so much to our regular Weed Warriors and our Warrior for a Day recruits!
Please email our Volunteer Coordinator for more information and to register for training at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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