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Mission Statement

The goals of the Invasive Management Area (IMA) program are: • Focus community support and momentum to do something about non- native, invasive plants • Garner more community involvement and support • Educate the public about the effects of non-native, invasive plants • Participate in outreach opportunities regarding non-native, invasive plants • Develop healthy habitats such as meadows and forests that are free of invasive plant species


The Invasive Management Area (IMA) Volunteer Program is a community-based project designed to reduce invasive plants on our parklands. This unique, volunteer-led program gives residents an opportunity to connect with people while taking care of the natural resources around us. IMA enables community members to help protect the plants and wildlife of Fairfax County's forests while spending time outdoors, meeting new people and restoring natural habitats.


Average Review 7 reviews

Would you recommend Fairfax County Park Authority- Invasive Management Area Program?

by MAX V. (September 27, 2020)
I found that this organization was a little unclear with directions, but overall was a great organization.
by Jordan D. (October 2, 2019)
The leader was very informed and made very interested as a senior biology student about learning about invasive species
by Cut T. from Alexandria, VA (May 25, 2019)
The people were really nice and it was a good experience to go out and help the community
by Tiffany L. (June 9, 2016)
Volunteered several days in advance...group lead never showed. We drove an hour and found out there was nobody there. The person in charge contacted us several hours later saying sorry, but there wasn't enough notice for them to show. Would be nice if this were in the description!
by Isabelle C. from North Bethesda, MD (May 19, 2016)
I went with my mom, and we removed many garlic mustards (a non-native invasive specie). The experience was amazing because we were trying to restore de environment cleaning the area from that garlic mustard.