Sponsoring Organization: Patuxent Research Refuge, Anne Arundel & Prince George's Counties
Patuxent Research Refuge, established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936, was America's first and only
refuge devoted to support wildlife research. Patuxent's mission is "to help protect and conserve the nation's
wildlife and habitat through research on critical environmental problems and issues." Its 12,750 acres of forest,
meadow, and wetland habitats are managed to promote biological diversity and the protection of native and migratory
Non-native invasive plants are threatening our wildlife habitat. We need YOU to help stop them. Come out for one
of our "Weed Warriors Days" and help us treat garlic mustard, mile-a-minute, Japanese stiltgrass and other non-native
plant infestations on the refuge. All ages and abilities are welcome. Do your part to protect Patuxent from alien
invaders, and become a Weed Warrior! You will receive a short educational briefing explaining the effects of invasive
plants on wildlife and wildlife habitats and how to identify and control these plants.
Note: Wear long sleeves and pants and bring gloves.
Contact: Please register for these events by calling 301-497-5887.
Directions to the National Wildlife Visitor Center:
The National Wildlife Visitor Center is located off of Powder Mill Road
between MD Route 197 and the Baltimore/Washington Parkway, south of
More info: call 301-497-5763 or visit patuxent.fws.gov.
©Maryland Native Plant Society PO Box 4877, Silver Spring, MD 20914MNPS is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization incorporated in Maryland.