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Maryland Sierra Club – Invasive Plant Removal
August 25, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dates: The last Saturday of every month, 11 am-3 pm
Description: The Maryland Native Plant Society, the Sierra Club, and the Anacostia Watershed Society co-sponsor monthly projects at Little Paint Branch Park (150 acres), Cherry Hill Road Community Park (15 acres) in Beltsville, and Magruder Park (15 acres) in Hyattsville with the M-NCPPC and City of Hyattsville.
Native plants to enjoy and protect at Little Paint Branch park identified by Joe Metzger on April 10, 2006 include…
Jack in the pulpit, white wood aster, spring beauty, trout lily, strawberry bush, American holly, spotted touch-me-not (jewel weed), eastern grasswort, woodrush, flat tree club moss, partridge-berry, cinnamon fern, dwarf ginseng, Virginia knotweed, cinque-foil, cursed crowfoot, buttercup, dewberry, black raspberry, elderberry, Solomon’s seal, goldenrorod, skunk cabbage, meadow-rue, New York fern, cranefly orchid, low blueberry, possum-haw, common blue violet, and netted chain fern.
Our objective is to remove the invasives to allow for these native to grow and flourish. We will continue the wonderful progress accomplished in the last three years by the Americorps workers, General Electric volunteers, Robert Goddard French Immersion and Montesori Elementary School, Washington Quaker Work Camps, and World Bank volunteers at Little Paint Branch Community Park. Learn natural history and special features of the park, methods and reasons for the project to control the spread of invasives. Native flowers and plants will be identified as we work to rescue them. There are full indoor toilet facilities and a large seating area for lunch. There will be a sign-in and safety orientation with handouts. Gloves and tools are provided. We can continue even with a little rain or heat! It is best to wear long sleeve shirts and long pants.
Directions: I-495, take exit for US Rt 1 North. About a mile past the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, turn left at the light onto Montgomery Rd. Drive for about 3 blocks and then turn left on Sellman Rd. The park entrance is at the bottom of the hill on the right. Meet in the Beltsville Community Center parking lot.
Bring: Gloves and tools are provided. We can continue even with a little rain or heat! It is best to wear long sleeve shirts and long pants. Bring lunch and water.
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