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).
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.
- 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.
Light refreshments will be provided but it is recommended that participants bring water and a snack.
Continuing Education Credits
ISA Continuing Education Credits available.
Participants will be given the location of the field session after attending the classroom portion of the class held on May 31st.