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Bioblitz at Colmar Manor/Duelling Creek

  • 07/18/2015
  • 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Colmar Manor Park, Prince Georges Co, MD

Sponsors: Friends of Duelling Creek, Boy Scouts

Put your skills at ID of plants (and other organisms) to work at a bioblitz being held Saturday, July 18, 7 a.m.-10 p.m., at Colmar Manor Community Park, in Prince George’s County, Maryland, near the boundary with Northeast DC. The bioblitz is an Eagle Scout project co-sponsored by Friends of Dueling Creek.

Located just upriver from Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Colmar Park has a strange and interesting history but has been largely ignored because the main park site used to be a landfill. The bioblitz organizers have reason to believe some interesting plants lurk in the streambed of Dueling Creek (which used to be the bed of the Anacostia River). So... plant people need to take up the challenge and try to find some! A starting list of plants and animals could go a long way towards helping with conservation and restoration efforts for the park.

The physical environment is challenging, so be sure to dress for difficult bush-whacking and/or stream wading. There are paths, but not in the most interesting areas. The park is large and could accommodate a lot of volunteers. For more information, and to sign up, visit:

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