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. Our volunteering opportunities each month provide you with all the training you need to become an honorary Habitat Hero! We do a lot of invasive removal yearround.
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.
Volunteers will use saws, weed wrenches and loppers to cut back the large invasive bush honeysuckle that have taken over the field edge and hidden the natural beauty of the Reston woods. We also need help removing the garlic mustard and protecting the native plants. Meet at the Sunrise Valley Rec Area, adjacent to 10805 Oldfield Drive. Look for the RA truck.
- Habitat Restoration
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 13
- 2 hours