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MNPS Field Trip: Wetland Plant Field Trip and ID Workshop (Saturday)-CANCELLED

  • 05/30/2020
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Bladensburg Waterfront Park, Prince George's County, MD
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Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society 

Our group will spend the first half of the event in the wetland forests of the Anacostia River along the trail at Bladensburg Waterfront Park (BWP). As we explore the riparian corridor we’ll identify some of the species unique to freshwater tidal and non-tidal habitats in the coastal plain. We will also visit a reforestation area where the Anacostia  Watershed Society  (AWS) is replacing dead ash trees with other native tree species not vulnerable to the Emerald Ash Borer. The group will practice field ID and take some specimens back to the meeting room at BWP for more detailed identification using lenses and microscopes as needed. 

Leaders:  Jorge Bogantes Montero and Robinne Gray, Anacostia Watershed Society

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Limited to 15.

Bring: Hand lens, field guides, rubber boots or waterproof shoes. 

Notes: Easy walking on flat terrain, but conditions may be muddy/wet.

Cancellation Policy: We will go in light rain but may have to cancel if there is lightning, heavy rain or strong wind. Registrants will be notified a day in advance if the walk is canceled.  

Contact: (for additional information; not to register): Robinne Gray, rgray@anacostiaws.org

Directions: included in registration confirmation. 

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