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Invasives Species Removal on Blue Mash Nature Trail

  • 11/28/2010
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Laytonsville, Montgomery County

Sponsoring Organizations: Montgomery County Sierra Club, Montgomery Bird Club, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection

Leader: Mimi Abdu

Join us for a beginner's bird walk (7:30am - 9am) followed by invasive plant removal. The diverse habitats surrounding the closed Oaks Landfill attract birds and other wildlife. Bird diversity has dropped off in recent years due to invasive non-native plants. We are partnering with the Department of Environmental Protection and the Montgomery County Bird Club to observe the relationship between bird diversity and habitat, remove invasive plants, and return the area into a birding hot spot.

Bring: Tools are limited so please bring clippers, saws, and loppers. Long sleeves, pants, comfortable walking shoes or boots, hat, water, gloves, and binoculars are recommended.

Directions: Meet at the Zion Road park entrance between Brookeville and Riggs Roads. Go north on Georgia Avenue through Olney and Brookeville. Make a left on Brookeville Road. Make a right on Zion Road. The park entrance is on the left 1/2 mile from Brookeville Road at 20500 Zion Road. Trail map.

Map and more information: Sierra Club calendar:

Contact: RSVP Mimi Abdu at or 301-919-6060.

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