Title: Invasive Removal & Plant ID at Swann Park
Leader: Marc Imlay
On the second Saturday each month, we remove invasive non-natives from the 200-acre Swann 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. Enjoy Mountain Laurel, Pink Azalea and other members of the Heath Family as we come across them. We will spend half our time enjoying and identifying native plants and half our time protecting them from non-native invasive species.
Casual clothing, long sleeves and pants, sturdy comfortable walking boots/shoes, gloves are encouraged for these events.
Directions: Meet at Ruth B. Swann Park- Potomac Branch Library parking lot, 20 miles south of Washington Beltway (I-495) on Rt. 210 (Indian Head Hwy), about a mile and a half south from the traffic light on Rt. 2l0 in Bryans Road .Give yourself 30 to 40 minutes from the Beltway.
Contact: Marc 301-442-5657