Non-Native Invasive Plant Removal Field Session

Event:
Non-Native Invasive Plant Removal Field Session
Start:
June 3, 2017 9:00 am
End:
June 3, 2017 11:30 am
Category:
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Venue:
Fort Dupont Park
Address:
Minnesota Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20019, United States

This June 3 session is an invasive removal field session built upon a class taught on May 31, which is a prerequisite. To register for this field session, go to the class registration page

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).


Instructors

Ana Chuquin, Rock Creek National Park

Damien Ossi, Department of Energy & Environment

Jorge Bogantes Montero, Anacostia Watershed Society

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.

Requirements

  • All volunteers must sign a completed volunteer waiver form on the day of the event before participating. 
  • No specific skills required. The event starts with invasive removal demonstrations and hands on instruction.
  • This event will take place rain or shine barring severe weather so please dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather and wear closed toed shoes. It is recommended that participants wear light weight long sleeves, long pants, and a hat and bring sunscreen and insect repellent. 

Meals

Light refreshments will be provided but it is recommended that participants bring water and a snack. 

Continuing Education Credits

ISA Continuing Education Credits available.

Getting There

Participants will be given the location of the field session after attending the classroom portion of the class held on May 31st.