Invasive Plant Survey

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This week we'll be scouting for wavyleaf basketgrass (Oplismenus undulatifolius ) ! Wavyleaf basketgrass has been spreading rapidly throughout the National Capital Region and Rock Creek Park. This year it emerged much earlier than expected. It becomes more concerning with each year as it continues to spread. In doing these surveys, the Invasive Plant Management Team can determine how to respond to any potential infestations.

Click on the links to learn more about wavyleaf basketgrass and how to identify them.

When : Friday, June 14th from 10am-1pm

Where : Boundary Bridge

What you’ll be doing: Hike on and off trails and roads; Record observations on iNaturalist, Flag observations

What to Bring :

Water and snacks

Wear long sleeve shirts, long pants, and close-toed shoes (preferably with ankle support)

Smartphone and iNaturalist app downloaded

Safetyand Notes :

Beware of ticks and poison ivy in the case of going off trail

Weather can vary and everyone handles weather stresses differently. Plan how to dress and what to bring accordingly

Expect to walk on uneven and steep trails

Start Date - 2024-06-14

End Date - 2024-06-14

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