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MPEA Weed Warrior Volunteer
The volunteer will work independently to control invasive plant species within the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area through manual removal of target invasive species by pulling, cutting, digging, etc. Volunteers will also monitor all vegetation for invasive species and their growth, spread, new invasions and other impacts on the habitat. Work will be conducted in specific areas, using specific methods that are dependent on the time of the year.
This position will require a ~3 hour training session in late May, June, or early July (date TBD).
5795 Trotter Rd, Columbia, MD 21044, US
The primary components of the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area's mission are natural resource conservation, environmental education, research, and passive recreation. The area is managed using ecosystem management concepts to restore and protect the diversity of communities found in this region.
Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks manages the 1,021-acre Middle Patuxent Environmental Area (MPEA) in cooperation with the Middle Patuxent Environmental Foundation. This natural area is home to a diversity of wildlife, including an impressive list of about 150 species of birds, over 40 species of mammals, and numerous amphibians, reptiles, fishes, butterflies, plants and other wildlife. Five and one-half miles of hiking trails, with two interpretive nature trail brochures, give visitors an opportunity to enjoy and learn about the area.
The objective of the MPEA volunteer program is to involve members of the community in many aspects of the MPEA's management. Volunteers can become involved in the development and maintenance of our trail system, help fight the invasive exotics that threaten our native species, study the diverse flora and fauna communities, participate in habitat management projects.
We'll work with your schedule.
5795 Trotter RdMiddle Patuxent Environmental AreaColumbia, MD 21044
June 30, 2020