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Invasives removal at Broad Branch

March 12, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until March 19, 2016

Join Rock Creek Conservancy and National Park Service to save parkland from invasive Bush Honeysuckle. Bush Honeysuckle is a shrub that can grow anywhere between 6 and 15 feet tall. The bush is characterized by pretty flowers and fragrant berries, but it is incredibly invasive to park land.

Event Activity: Volunteers will remove invasive Bush Honeysuckle. Tools, gloves, and training on how to identify and cut Bush Honeysuckle will be provided. This event is suitable for ages 16 and up. Student Service Learning hours can be earned by high school students.

When: Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Location: Broad Branch – Volunteers will meet near the intersection of Broad Branch Rd NW and Linnean Ave NW. After an introduction and safety talk, the group will walk to the worksite.

What to Wear: Please dress appropriately for the weather. Wear sturdy boots or sneakers, no sandals. We recommend long pants and sleeves to prevent contact with poison ivy.

What to Bring: Bring water. Tools and gloves will be provided. Feel free to bring your own tools and gloves if you have them.

Leader Contact Information: John Maleri, jmaleri@rockcreekconservancy.org

Weather/Cancellation Policy: If it is raining or snow is on the ground, the event will be canceled. All cancellations will be updated and announced on the event calendar listing and on relevant social media channels. Please check back if you are unsure.

To register, please visit: http://publicevents.force.com/Public_Event_Signup_Page?cid=70170000001PXdM

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March 12, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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