Trail Maintenance & Invasive Plant Removal
October 28 @ 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Spend a day improving local hiking trails. Learn how your efforts will help our drinking water.
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.
Participants will work outdoors to perform invasive plant and trail maintenance activities and learn how specific techniques can improve our drinking water and the overall health of the Gunpowder watershed.
Advanced registration required by October 25. Space limited to 30 volunteers. Click here to register for the event
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: Loch Raven Reservoir – Pines area. From 695, take exit 27 Dulaney Valley Rd north. Follow for about 3 miles and cross the Dulaney Valley Bridge at the reservoir. Bear right at the light just after the bridge to stay on Dulaney Valley Rd. and go about 2 miles to the T intersection where (former) Pearces’s Landing building is on the left. Continue straight onto Loch Raven Drive. You will go about 1 mile, pass the next T intersection at Morgan Mill Rd., and stop at the Pines area just before the reservoir bridge. Park on the water side of road on the right. Meet at the Trail Maintenance sign in table. Then ask for a parking pass for your dash board at sign-in table.
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.
Funding provided by Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI). Technical assistance provided by City of Baltimore Reservoir Natural Resource Management and Mid-Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts (MORE).