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Save a Birding Hot Spot

The diverse habitats surrounding the closed Oaks Landfill on the Blue Mash Nature Trail attract birds and other wildlife. Bird diversity has dropped off in recent years due to invasive non-native plants. The Montgomery County Sierra Club is partnering with the Department of Environmental Protection and the Montgomery County Bird Club to remove invasive plants and return the area into a birding hot spot. Invasive removal is carried out from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the third Sunday of the month from April to May and September to November. Tools are limited so please bring clippers, saws, and loppers. Long sleeves, pants, comfortable walking shoes or boots, hat, water, sunscreen, and insect repellent are recommended.

Directions: Meet at the Zion Road park entrance between Brookeville and Riggs Roads. Go north on Georgia Avenue through Olney and Brookeville. Make a left on Brookeville Road. Make a right on Zion Road. The park entrance is on the left 1/2 mile from Brookeville Road.

RSVP: Mimi Abdu at [masked] or[masked]-6060. More information on

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