Invasive Species Removal Projects

The Sierra Club of Maryland maintains a list of ongoing projects sponsored by many organizations.

Latest Invaders
About Invasives
Before and After Photos

Upcoming events

    • 09/25/2016
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Bear Branch Nature Center, Westminster MD
    Sponsored by Weed Warriors of Carroll County

    Learn how to identify and remove invasive exotic plants at this free training. Training consists of an one-hour online course to take at home prior to attending the two-hour September 25 field training. Those completing the class will be put on a Carroll Weed Warrior email list to be notified of future weeding events at Carroll County public sites. Individuals may opt out of this notification. Students earn 3 service learning hours. 

    Adults and students age middle school or older are welcome. Out-of-county attendees welcome. Students under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Where: Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Road, Westminster MD 21158

    When:  Sunday, September 25, 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
    Training will move indoors in the event of heavy rain.

    Registration is required:  To register or get more information, email or call Carolyn Pucket, 410 876-1995

    Registration is NOT available through this website.

Ongoing Project at Chapman Forest and Ruth Swann Park, Charles County

For many years MNPS has co-sponsored invasive removal at Chapman Forest and Ruth Swann Park, supervised by Marc Imlay.

Sponsoring Organizations: MNPS, Sierra Club, Chapman Forest Foundation

Dates and Times: Usually the first Sundays and following Saturday, monthly, 10:00am – 4:00pm. Contact Marc, ialm @, for information about specific days.

There are about 3,000 native plant species in Maryland, with 800 at Chapman Forest and contiguous Swann Park, 49 of which are endangered.

Help remove invasive non-natives from the 200-acre Swann Park and 800-acre portion of Chapman Forest designated Chapman State Park. There will be time for plant identification and a beautiful beach lunch. Learn about best season for species, wet soil condition for pulling, extent of area of natives seen rescued, delayed gratification, targeted use of herbicides, and matching funds for staff to do what volunteers find hard to do.

Read A Survey of Rare Natural Heritage Resources Along Three Trails at Chapman State Park, Charles County, Maryland, by Roderick Simmons (PDF, ~1.56 MB).

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