Non-Native Invasive Plant Removal

Event:
Non-Native Invasive Plant Removal
Start:
May 31, 2017 6:00 pm
End:
May 31, 2017 9:30 pm
Category:
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Venue:
Casey Trees
Address:
3030 12th Street NE, Washington, DC, 20017, United States

Join us for this two part series to learn about non-native, invasive plants and how they are threatening our native landscapes.

Participants will learn how to identify and control species of non-native, invasive plants found in the Washington, D.C. area including porcelainberry (Ampelopsis glandulosa), Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum) and mile-a-minute (Persicaria perfoliata). Native alternatives to common and incoming invasive plants will also be discussed. Utilize these identification and removal skills to clear landscapes and make room for more trees!

The course consists of two parts on two different days: a 3.5 hour classroom session at the Casey Trees headquarters (Wednesday, May 31st) followed by a 2.5 hour field session (Saturday, June 3rd from 9:00am-11:30am) at Fort Dupont Park.

Registering for the classroom session will automatically enroll you in the field session as well.


Instructors

Ana Chuquin, Rock Creek National Park

Jorge Bogantes Montero, Anacostia Watershed Society

Damien Ossi, Department of Energy & Environment

Who Should Attend?

Open to the general public for those interested in learning to identify non-native, invasive plants found in the region and how to control these species.

Meals

All attendees will be provided with a light dinner. Please note your dietary preferences and/or allergies when registering so we can attempt to accommodate your needs.

Continuing Education Credits

ISA Continuing Education Credits available.

Getting There

The Metrorail station is Brookland-CUA (Red Line) which is a 10 minute walk. The Metrobus stop is near the intersection of 12th and Irving Street NE (served by the H8) or the Brookland-CUA Metro station (served by the H2, H4, H6, G8, R4 and 80). At our office, there is ample street parking and we accommodate bicycles on-site.


Support Casey Trees

Become a Casey Trees Member today and receive some incredible perks and benefits – all while doing your part to help build a greener place to live for us all. Casey Trees relies on the support of friends, neighbors and volunteers like you to make our work possible. Thank you for your help!