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Western Mountains: Invasive Species Work

  • 04/24/2018
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Savage River State Forest, Garrett County
Battling Botanical Bullies at Bear Pen 

Adult volunteers are needed to continue control efforts of Japanese spiraea and garlic mustard in the Bear Pen Run area of Savage River State Forest. Bear Pen is designated as a Type 1 Wildland and like other natural areas around the State is threatened by a variety of exotic invasive species. Savage River State Forest is providing logistical support. The Western Mountains Chapter of MNPS is sponsoring the project and will provide snacks for volunteers.  

Participants should bring their own water & tick spray, and wear water-proof trail shoes/boots since there are several stream crossings. There will be a limited number of work gloves available, if needed. Sorry, but no pets are allowed and no rest rooms are available. 

For more information on the project or to volunteer, please contact Ron Boyer by phone at 301-895-3686 or by email at  Volunteers will be asked to provide a phone # and/or email address that could be used in case of last minute cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances. [RAIN DATE - Friday, April 27]

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