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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. Find out more about the problem with invasive plants and how you can help in our Learning Center.

Events & Training Schedules

Ongoing and Special Events
You can help fight the battle against invasive plants! We bet there is an invasive plant pull project that will fit your schedule. Find out more about our Ongoing Events and Special Projects. Your help could make a real difference for years to come! Information about the Weed Warrior events is located with our Volunteer Services Office and listed on our Park Events Calendar.

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NOTICE: The Weed Warriors are searching for a new Program Coordinator. Training opportunities will resume as soon as possible.
Until then, please join us for a Supervisor-led workday until then - RSVP through mcp-weedwarriors@montgomeryparks.org.

Report Your Volunteer Hours
Exisitng Weed Warriors, please report your hours with our Volunteer Program Office.

Weed Warriors testing new toolsWeed Warrior News

Trying New Things

In the war on weeds, mechanical removal is the preferred method wherever and whenever possible. However, this is not always the most efficient way to approach the problem. Our weed warrior program has been researching an alternative method as reported in a Smithsonian Magazine article, A New Weapon in the War on Weeds: Flamethrowers.

Weed Warriors on County Cable Montgomery

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.

  • Weed warrior video imageDid You Know - episode #41 - note: the Weed Warriors spot will start at the 00.10.11 minute mark.

Thank You!

rock creek conservancy volunteerThank you to all of our volunteers!

We've had 48 volunteers become certified this year (with another 35 still working on completing training). Thank you for your tremendous interest and passion about providing native habitats on parkland.

We've also completed over 4000 hours of service so far in 2015, with hundreds of hours donated by our partners, Friends of Sligo Creek, Little Falls Watershed Alliance and Rock Creek Conservancy (among many others).

Thanks so much to our regular Weed Warriors and our Warrior for a Day recruits!

Contact Us

Please email our Volunteer Coordinator for more information and to register for training at: mcp-weedwarriors@montgomeryparks.org

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