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Healthy Forests Workday: Invasive Plant Removal at Bacon Ridge Natural Area

March 16 @ 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 harmful invasive plants from 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 March 2024 workday will focus on plants that are easily visible in late winter/early spring. These aggressive invaders threaten vegetation at all levels of the forest from the ground up into the forest canopy.

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.
  • Wear long sleeve shirts, long pants, and closed toed shoes. Poison ivy is present in these work areas.
  • Bring a full water bottle.

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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March 16
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Bacon Ridge Natural Area, Hawkins Road Trailhead, Crownsville, Maryland