Rock Creek Conservancy is hosting two invasive species removal events at the site of the newly restored Broad Branch Stream, one this Saturday, March 12th and the next on Saturday, March 19th, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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. Last May, the District and NPS completed a $2 million project on this site. Come help RCC and the National Park Service save this woodland area from invasive bush honeysuckle!
Volunteers will remove Bush honeysuckle from park land. 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.
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.
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