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Defend Greenbelt Park from Alien Enroachment

  • 07/03/2010
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Greenbelt National Park, Greenbelt, MD

Sponsoring Organization: National Park Service

Located just 12 miles from Washington D.C., Greenbelt Park is a beloved retreat from the city and an important refuge for native plants and animals. Come join us in defending Greenbelt Park from encroachment by alien invasive plant growth. Volunteers will be hand pulling harmful non-native plants such as Japanese honeysuckle, Beefsteak Mint, Mile-a-minute weed and Garlic Mustard. People of all ages, backgrounds and interests are invited to spend a fun day outdoors while learning about the differences between native and non-native plants and helping to preserve the health and native wildlife of this local natural area.

Directions: The park entrance is at 6565 Greenbelt Road (MD Rt 193). From the Beltway, take Kenilworth Avenue south about 1/4 mile to Greenbelt Rd. Kenilworth goes under Greenbelt Rd; stay to the right so you can take Greenbelt Rd East (a left to go over Kenilworth). From US Rt 1, take Greenbelt Rd east past Beltway Plaza shopping center and Kenilworth Ave. The park entrance is only a few hundred yards past Kenilworth on the right. Follow the signs to the Sweetgum picnic area.

Bring/Wear: Lunch, drink, work gloves if you have them, and appropriate clothing for weather.

More info: Contact Tom Crone at or 301-864-1959, or visit or call 301-344-3944.

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