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Gardener | Silver Spring Intermediate Neighborhood Park | Takoma Park

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ORGANIZATION: Montgomery Parks, M-NCPPC

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Silver Spring Intermediate Neighborhood Park is one of our more popular parks! We want to keep it looking good for all of our park visitors with the help of volunteer gardeners.

Gardeners will help with the basic maintenance of planted grasses, plants and shrubs on a monthly basis. Tasks will include weeding, raking, planting and maybe some light pruning - but only after training!

Volunteers will work in a small group on the first Tuesday of every month, beginning May 7th until October 1st. Hours would be from 9 am until 1pm, and rain dates would be arranged within the group's schedule.

Duties:
>Assist with the routine maintenance of assigned outdoor areas, including planting, watering, weeding, deadheading, raking, and pruning (after training).
>Interact with public by answering questions they may have.
>Veteran gardeners will train new volunteers.
>All tools and supplies provided.

Qualifications:
>Garden experience is preferred, but not required.

Requirements:
>Minimum age: 21 years old.
>Must maintain a record of volunteer hours.
>Able to work outdoors in various weather conditions and temperatures.
>Able to perform physical labor, including bending, and kneeling.
>Able to learn how identify and safely remove weeds and/or non-native invasive species

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About Montgomery Parks, M-NCPPC

Location:

Wheaton Headquarters, 2425 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, MD 20902, US

Mission Statement

Protect and interpret our valuable natural and cultural resources; balance the demand for recreation with the need for conservation; offer a variety of enjoyable recreational activities that encourage healthy lifestyles; and provide clean, safe, and accessible places for leisure-time activities.

Description

Our agency is located just north of Washington D.C., and was originally created to protect the stream valleys around the D.C. area. We have grown into a 34,000 acre park system with over 400 local, urban and regional parks; recreation centers; ballfields; playgrounds; nature centers, a botanic garden and over 200 miles of trails.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
Environment
Animals, Community, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Silver Spring Intermediate Neighborhood Park7801 Chicago AvenueTakoma Park, MD 20912

(38.98684,-77.02065)
 

SKILLS

  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once a month for 4 hours

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