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.
- December 19 - Check out the spidery yellow flowers of the native witch hazel.
In this 15th year of the Weed Warriors, we'd like to take the time to introduce 15 of our volunteers. Our volunteers are people just like you, working to make a difference.
First Saturday Workday
Saturday, January 10, 12:00-2:00PM
Ring in the new year with a service project, but come the second week of January to help tackle oriental bittersweet. We're planning on work in Rock Creek Regional Park near Lake Frank. Stay tuned, or RSVP by January 8 to email@example.com to get details.
Becoming a Certified Weed Warrior is easy. We offer trainings from April to October, usually the fourth Wednesday of the month. There are no classes currently scheduled. Check back in the Spring.
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!
Hardworking Weed Warriors removed over 5000 square feet of porcelainberry along Rock Creek near the boundary with Washington, D.C.
Please email our Volunteer Coordinator for more information and to register for training at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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