When the temperatures are above freezing, you’ll often find John Burwell, a certified Weed Warrior, leading a small band of volunteers at the Linnean and Broad Branch streams. They’ve been working at protecting young trees from deer, and protecting native plant species from invasive weeds.
Burwell is seeking volunteers to help out Saturday, March 5th from 1 to 4 p.m., this time as part of National Invasive Species Awareness Week, which is now under way. It’s one of three March 5th events under the auspices of the National Park Service and Rock Creek Conservancy.
Find more information and register for the Broad Branch cleanup here. Another nearby invasives removal is at what’s now called Reservation 630 East, from 10 a.m. to noon. Here’s the signup information. The other National Invasive Species Awareness Week event listed on Rock Creek Conservancy’s calendar is in Woodley Park near the Omni Shoreham hotel.
If you’re interested but can’t make it this Saturday, Rock Creek Conservancy adds new invasive species cleanups to its calendar all the time. There’s one at Reservation 630 West on March 19th, and at Rock Creek Park Trail 9 on April 2nd.