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Battling Botanical Bullies at Bear Pen

  • 04/11/2023
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Savage River State Forest, Garrett County, MD


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. Local community members 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 with rough terrain. 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 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 severe weather or unforeseen circumstances. If cancelled, the rain/snow date will be on the following day, Wednesday April 12.

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