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Tue Sep 25, 2018, 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Middle Patuxent Environmental AreaSouth Wind Circle TrailheadColumbia, MD 21044
Red Cedars
Photo credit: Nancy Loewenstein, Auburn University, Bugwood.org


Autumn olive shrubs are an unwelcome but plentiful remnant of the game farm that once existed in this area. Autumn olive is a relentless invader requiring the implementation of a variety of control methods over several years. We have made great headway in a several-acre area that we will expand upon this morning. Volunteers will cut down the olives to provide room for park staff to return and perform subsequent herbicide treatments. Any Japanese barberry shrubs found will also be dug-up and left to dry out.

Contact jclaffy@howardcountymd.gov for more information.


  • Habitat Restoration
  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Approx. 3 hrs per month
  • No experience necessary

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