Weed Warriors are out in the parks every day. Here we share some of our latest finds.
- March 4 - This week it is about maple flowers. Yes, the silver maple has popped and the red maple is not far behind. These delicate flowers are easy to miss, but look closely, there is a lot of diversity.
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.
Weed Warrior Workday
Saturday, March 8, 10:00AM - 12:00NOON
Join Sarah Morse in this ongoing and successful effort to reclaim Norwood Park from the many, many invasives. To RSVP and for more information, see www.lfwa.org.
On the 15s
Saturday, March 15, 12:00NOON- 2:00PM
Celebrate the Weed Warriors' 15th year with us on the 15th of each month. Carole Bergmann will lead a tour of Blockhouse Point. Must be a Certified Weed Warrior to participate. EVENT FULL.
15 Days of Garlic Mustard
Saturday, April 19 to Saturday May 3
Garlic mustard is a biennial weed which is easiest to remove when it flowers in the spring. Join us during one of our upcoming garlic mustard pulls to help control this pest.
To become a Certified Weed Warrior is easy. We offer trainings from April to October, usually the fourth Wednesday of the month. Register now for the 23 April event.
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!
Congratulations to Chuck Woolery and all the Weed Warriors who participated in this years' Oriental Bittersweet contest. Volunteers were asked to submit photos of their efforts to rid the parks of this strangler vine. Vines were on average over 4 inches in diameter, usually over 10 years old. We're pleased to report many smaller vines met an end while volunteers were in search of the big one.
Please email our Volunteer Coordinator for more information and to register for training at: email@example.com
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