Trail Maintenance & Invasive Plant Removal workshop

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Gunpowder Valley Conservancy

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Gunpowder Valley Conservancy
Celebrating over 20 years of effort on behalf of our local watershed.

Spend a day improving local hiking trails. Learn how you can reduce the impact of invasive plants on wildlife.

Do you enjoy being outside in nature and don’t mind working hard? Join the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy for a hands-on learning experience that will focus on the proper techniques of trail maintenance and invasive plant removal. Volunteers will be split into two groups:

  • Trail Maintenance: Learn the proper techniques, such as rock armoring and rolling grade dips, to prevent sediment erosion and improve water quality.
  • Invasive Plant Removal: Learn about common invasive plants that interfere with the health of our forests, methods for removal, and then plant native plants that benefit local wildlife.

Workshop eligible for community service learning hours. Registration deadline is Friday October 19. Space limited to 30 volunteers. Appropriate for ages 12+.


When: Please arrive by 10:15 am to sign in/register. We will start the workshop at 10:30 am sharp.

Where: Gunpowder Falls State Park - Bunker Hill Road (Hereford, MD). From Towson, take I-83 North to Exit 27 (MD-137/Mt Carmel Road) toward Hereford. Turn right onto Mt Carmel Road and in 0.5 mile turn left onto York Road. Just past Hereford High School, turn left onto Bunker Hill Road. Look for GVC Trail Maintenance sign.

What to bring: Remember to wear sturdy shoes, bring a hat, gloves, and clothes that can get dirty. Bring your own lunch and water. We will break for lunch around noon.

This FREE workshop is coordinated by the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) with funding by REI. Technical Assistance by MD DNR/Gunpowder Falls State Park.

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Sun Oct 21, 2018
10:30 AM - 03:30 PM


Bunker Hill RoadHereford, MD 21120


  • Habitat Restoration
  • Botany
  • Environmental Education
  • Horticulture
  • Environmental Science


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 12
  • 5 hours commitment, including lunch break
  • Willing to work outdoors

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