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Invasive plant removal projects for Capital Crescent Trail and Little Falls

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    [ message from *Montgomery Parks Natural Resources; forwarded by CCCT to our list ]* Help Save the Forests!! Invasive species present one of the greatest
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      [ message from Montgomery Parks Natural Resources; forwarded by CCCT to our list ]  
       

      Help Save the Forests!!

      Invasive species 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.

      To help fight the battle against invasive plants, we are looking for you to lend a helping hand! Join us for one of several invasive plant pull projects in a number of different parklands. With the help of your muscle power, and pruners, we will manually remove non-native vines and shrubs and save the mature trees and other native plants that the invasive plants are strangling and out competing.

      NOTE: No experience is necessary; we will train you on-site. Your help during one of these projects could make a difference for years to come!

      Project Event Schedule 2008 – Join us!!

      Please keep checking for new dates often. If our prescheduled dates don't work for your schedule, please check back soon for future projects! Do you want to schedule a project date for a specific group? Contact Lynette Scaffidi and find out how (Lynette.Scaffidi@...)

      ·     Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 8 to 10 a.m. in Little Falls Stream Valley Park (see dates below):  Help us save the magnificent native trees along Little Falls Stream!!  Join Montgomery County Certified Weed Warrior Volunteers, Lynnwood Andrews and Suzanne Richman, as we manually remove the invasive vines from trees along this stream valley park.  Meet at the gravel parking lot at the intersection of Massachusetts Ave and Little Falls Parkway at 8 a.m.

      Saturday, June 14 and  28  

      Saturday, July 12 and  26

      Saturday, August 9 and  23

      Saturday, September 13 and  27

      Saturday, October 11 and 25

        

      ·     Tuesday, July 1   Lunchtime Foray at Capital Crescent Trail from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Take an extended lunch break, get some exercise and help save the trees!  Now that’s a power lunch!!  Join Montgomery Parks Natural Resources staff as we manually remove the invasive vines from the magnificent native trees along this well-loved and enjoyed paved path.  Meet at the intersection of the trail and Little Falls Parkway at 11:30 a.m.

       

      ·     Wednesday, July 16   Lunchtime Foray at Capital Crescent Trail from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Take an extended lunch break, get some exercise and help save the trees!  Now that’s a power lunch!!  Join Montgomery Parks Natural Resources staff as we manually remove the invasive vines from the magnificent native trees along this well-loved and enjoyed paved path.  Meet at the intersection of the trail and Little Falls Parkway at 11:30 a.m.

       

      ·     Thursday, July 24 Lunchtime Foray at Capital Crescent Trail from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Take an extended lunch break, get some exercise and help save the trees!  Now that’s a power lunch!!  Join Montgomery Parks Natural Resources staff as we manually remove the invasive vines from the magnificent native trees along this well-loved and enjoyed paved path.  Meet at the intersection of the trail and Little Falls Parkway at 11:30 a.m.

       

      ·     Saturday, September 27  National Public Lands Day projects in Montgomery County Parks.  Save this date to join us for one of our morning or afternoon restoration projects during this day when our great National has a day of stewardship of our wonderful public lands.  Montgomery Parks Natural Resources staff will hold several projects where we plant native trees and shrubs at park sites that have had extensive invasive plant removal.  Check back in July for  details.

      Contact Information

      Prior to the project:
      Lynette Scaffidi, Natural Resources Specialist
      301-949-0223 (work) - 301-300-6094 (cell)
      Lynette.Scaffidi@...

       




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