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Non-native Invasive Plant Removal at Patuxent Research Refuge

  • 07/21/2010
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract Visitor Contact Station

Sponsoring Organization: Patuxent Research Refuge

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 bird species.

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 North Tract Visitor Contact Station: From I-295, take the exit for MD-Route 198 towards Fort Meade. Go approximately 1.5 miles until you see "Glory Days Auto Salvage" on your near right corner and baseball fields on your far right. Turn right between the two onto Bald Eagle Drive. Proceed through the gate and continue about 1/2 mile to the Visitor Contact Station.

More info: call 301-497-5763 or visit

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