Weed Warriors Volunteer Project: The Capital Crescent Trail
NNI Removal Projects Along Capital Crescent Trail--Bethesda
Receive a MONTH of UNLIMITED FREE Hikes with The Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group for Volunteering for This Weed Warrior Event
Active MEMBERS of The Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group who participate in this volunteer event will receive a month of free hikes (regular 1-2 dollar hikes only, sorry, no free camping trips or special events) with The Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group courtesy of Kellie. The free hikes will be hikes you attend for the 30 day time period immediately following this volunteer event. These are provided by me personally, and are a token of my appreciation for helping us take care of some of the trails and areas we frequent and helping us to build a stronger community which is a pledge of our group! In order to receive your free hikes, you MUST RSVP on this page (contacting me after the event to let me know you were there but did not sign up will not result in receipt of this incentive). After the event, please confirm with me that you did attend and participated in the event for its duration. Thanks so much for your time and for participating in this community building event. Not only is this for a great cause, it will be a ton of fun too and I appreciate that you are considering helping us to improve this outstanding area in such a state of need!
Background check required: No
Minimum age of volunteers: 14
Capital Crescent Trail
Meet at the gravel parking lot at the intersection of Little Falls Parkway and Massachusetts Ave. Contact Dave at [masked] to let him know you are coming and for any additional information.
First Wednesdays of October through May, 10 - 11:30 AM
Workdays June through September will vary by day and time; contact Dave Brooks for details using the contact information at the bottom of this listing.
The first Wednesday of each month from October through May, join Weed Warrior Supervisor Dave Brooks to manually remove invasive vines and other troublesome plants. Visit www.WeedWarrior.org for more details about Weed Warriors.
Non-native Invasive plant species (NNIs) present one of the greatest threats to the health and biodiversity of our parklands. These unwelcome plants disrupt the ecology of natural ecosystems, displace native plants, impact native wildlife, and degrade the wonderful diverse wild lands of Montgomery County.
In 1999, Montgomery Parks Forest Ecologist Carole Bergmann created the Weed Warrior volunteer program in response to the non-native invasive plant problem. The goal of the program is to educate citizens about identification and management of NNIs.
So far Weed Warrior volunteers have logged more than 43,000 hours and have made a valuable contribution to the control of non-native invasive vegetation in Montgomery Parks. Will you join the fight?
Duties & Requirements:
Capital Crescent Trail, which parallels Little Falls Branch, is home to many large native trees. The park is a treasure enjoyed and loved by many local residents. Help us control invasive plants that would otherwise grow unchecked and threaten the park. Visit www.WeedWarrior.org for more details about Weed Warriors
Dave at [masked]