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Trail Maintenance & Invasive Plant Removal
10/21/2017 @ 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Spend a day improving local hiking trails. Learn how you can reduce the impact of invasive plants on wildlife.
Do you enjoy being outside in nature and don’t mind working hard? Then join us for this hands-on learning experience on the proper techniques of trail maintenance and invasive plant removal.
Volunteers will learn about common invasive plants that interfere with the health of our forests, methods for removal, and will then plant native plants that benefit local wildlife.
Advanced registration required by October 18th. Space limited to 30 volunteers.. Click here to register.
Who: No experience is necessary! Community service hours are welcome. Participants must be ages 12 and up. Great opportunity for students, REI employees, scouts, community residents and trail users.
When: Please arrive by 9:15 am to sign in/register. We will start the workshop at 9:30 am sharp.
Where: Gunpowder Falls State Park – Fallston area. From I 95 take Fallston exit North onto Rt. 152. Go about 10 miles and turn left onto Old Fallston Rd. Just after St. Mark Roman Catholic Church on left , turn left onto Laurel Brook Rd. Go to the end of road at T and turn right onto dirt road. Park on right. Carpool (Parking is very limited).
What to bring: Remember to wear sturdy shoes, bring a hat, gloves, and clothes that can get dirty. Bring your own lunch and water. We will break for lunch around noon.
Volunteer Groups: Large groups should directly contact Peggy Perry, Program Director of Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, by email or at (410) 692-0468.
Coordinated by Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC). Funding by REI. Technical Assistance by MD DNR/Gunpowder Falls State Park and GUMBO.