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Remove Non-Native Invasive Plants from Lower Beaverdam Creek

  • 06/26/2010
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Cheverly, MD

Sponsoring Organization: Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek

The Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek hosts the monthly removal of non-native invasive plants from Woodworth Park in Cheverly, MD. This 15–acre wooded buffer wedged between a residential neighborhood and Route 50 is slowly returning to its natural state thanks to The Friends of Lower Beaver Dam Creek.

The group landscaped steps into a small hill that leads to an inviting trail the volunteers blazed along a shallow winding creek. The creek, which roughly divides the park in two, eventually feeds a tributary of the Anacostia River. The reclaimed land has a peaceful resonance. Trees stand out. Space, depth and light are abundant. Smaller trees such as sassafras, hickory, hornbeam and a dogwood — discovered on a hillside after the thickets were cleared — were labeled. The forest returned to its rightful winter hues — brown, black and gray.

Help clean up the most polluted stream in the Anacostia Watershed. Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek seeks volunteers for invasive-plant removal and native planting activity. Meet at Woodworth Park on Wayne Place in Cheverly, MD.

Bring/Wear: Tools are provided, but wear work gloves and sturdy shoes.

Directions: Take 202 East under the BW Parkway. Go one block and turn right on Cheverly. Go one mile and turn left on Forest Road. Go 2 blocks passing Church on left snd turn right on Parkway. Go 2 blocks and turn left on Wayne for one block. We meet there at the park by the small playground.

Contact: To join Friends of LBC or for more info about the park, contact Dan or Cathy Smith at 301-386-4394, Gabe Horchler or Elaine Friebele at 301-341-5722 for confirmation of date and occasional change in location to Euclid Park and Magruder Springs in Cheverly.

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