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Fairfax County Park Authority- Invasive Management Area Program

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment
  • Sports & Recreation


Resource Management Division12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 936Fairfax, VA 22035 United States

Organization Information

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.


Would you recommend Fairfax County Park Authority- Invasive Management Area Program?
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by Taylor O. (September 20, 2021)
This opportunity was a great way to learn about native and invasive plants in my community. I have a better understanding on how to get rid of them so that my environment strives.
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 Kyle W. from Falls Church, VA (November 27, 2016)
It was a great experience for me, to interact with my environment like that. I learned about alien species brought from foreign places, and cause disturbances in it's new environments. I learned about few plants, and why we needed to remove them. I would recommend this organization to people I know, because for some I know, it is a great chance for them to get out once in a while. Most of all, I want them to look at nature in a new perspective, and try new things, not just look at say its beautiful.
by Tiffany L. (June 9, 2016)
Volunteered several days in 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.
by Fatima J. from Lorton, VA (February 20, 2016)
This organization helps the environment and I think thats a very important thing.

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