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CANCELLED: Trail Maintenance & Invasive Plant Removal workshop
September 22 @ 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
UPDATE: We’ve had to cancel this event because we didn’t get enough volunteers. If you’re still interested in helping with Trail Maintenance, we are hosting a similar event on 9/29 https://bit.ly/2IalyG5
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? Join the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy for a hands-on learning experience that will focus on the proper techniques of trail maintenance and invasive plant removal. Volunteers will be split into two groups:
- Trail Maintenance: Learn the proper techniques, such as rock armoring and rolling grade dips, to prevent sediment erosion and improve water quality.
- Invasive Plant Removal: Learn about common invasive plants that interfere with the health of our forests, methods for removal, and then plant native plants that benefit local wildlife.
Workshop eligible for community service learning hours. Advanced registration required by September 20. Space limited to 30 volunteers. Appropriate for ages 12+.
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 – Bunker Hill Road (Hereford, MD). From Towson, take I-83 North to Exit 27 (MD-137/Mt Carmel Road) toward Hereford. Turn right onto Mt Carmel Road and in 0.5 mile turn left onto York Road. Just past Hereford High School, turn left onto Bunker Hill Road. Look for GVC Trail Maintenance sign.
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, GVC Program Director of Education & Restoration, to register.
This FREE workshop is coordinated by the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) with funding by REI. Technical Assistance by MD DNR/Gunpowder Falls State Park.