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Healthy Forests Program: Invasive Plant Removal Workday at Bacon Ridge Natural Area (English Ivy)

March 19, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Protect the Health of YOUR Local Forest: Join us at Bacon Ridge Natural Area in Crownsville to spend a morning removing English Ivy from trees along the trails!

Scenic Rivers’ Healthy Forests Program engages community volunteers to help protect the long-term vitality of our largest conservation easement located within Bacon Ridge Natural Area.

Our first workday of the 2023 season will focus on the pernicious English Ivy (Hedera helix L.). This aggressive invader threatens vegetation at all levels of the forest from the ground up into the forest canopy. With its evergreen foliage, English Ivy should be easy to spot in mid-March before spring color arrives.

Event Details

Volunteers will be working on designated trail sections to remove specific invasive plant species.

Volunteers will be trained in how to identify and remove these plants.

Work gloves and tools can be provided by Scenic Rivers, though volunteers are welcome to bring their own gear.

To participate, volunteers must:

  • Be 16 years or older to attend without a supervising adult. Volunteers age 10 to 15 may attend with an accompanying adult(s) to supervise work;
  • Be able to hike up to 1 mile to get to designated work areas.

We must have at least 5 registered volunteers for the workday to proceed. So, be sure to invite some friends!

Controlling invasive species infestations is a big job and we’ll be happy to have as much help as possible!

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Spring 2023 Workdays

Scenic Rivers will host three public workdays in spring 2023:

  • Sunday, March 19, 2023 (10 am to noon) — English ivy
  • Saturday, April 15, 2023 (10 am to noon) — Vines
  • Saturday, May 20, 2023 (10 am to noon) — Vines, grasses, and shrubs


March 19, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Bacon Ridge Natural Area, Crownsville