Habitat Heroes - Invasive Plant Removal Day


(38.95528,-77.33819)
 

Cause Areas

When

Sat May 06, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where

Old Trail Drive Natural AreaGlade Pool Parking lot near the swings11550 Glade Dr.Reston, VA 20190

About

Invasive Plant Removal Day*
Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m.-Noon

Our native trees, ferns and wildflowers are under attack by invasive plants like English ivy, Japanese honeysuckle and bamboo. We need heroes like you to join us in rescuing Reston’s beautiful parkland. These fast-growing, aggressive plants escape from people’s yards and threaten local ecosystems, taking away vital food and habitat from already stressed wildlife populations. You don’t need to be an expert to assist in protecting and restoring Reston’s woods.

For all projects: Please wear long sleeves and long pants to
protect against biting insects, thorns, and poison ivy. There is
poison ivy at almost all sites. Bring gardening gloves if you have
them. RA will provide some tools, gloves, snacks and water.

Help restore the Old Trail Drive natural area and remove the garlic mustard that has invaded the Snakeden Branch watershed. The spring is the best time of the year to identify garlic mustard and pull it before it goes to seed. Please meet at the Glade Pool parking lot near the swings. There is poison ivy at this site.

Skills

  • Habitat Restoration

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 13
  • 2 hours

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