Sponsoring Organizations: Howard County Recreation & Parks and Howard County Master Gardeners
Invasive Plant Removal & Insect Activities
Invasive plants are impacting the native woody plants associated with our early successional habitat maintenance goals. We’ll continue our restoration efforts by removing invasive vines from mature native trees along the trail and meadow borders and also from the deer shelters protecting younger specimens. Weather-dependent activities include a talk about Monarch butterfly natural history with demonstrations of capture, tagging, & release methods.
The Conservation Stewardship Project, a joint program of the Howard County Recreation & Parks and the Howard County Master Gardeners, targets the problem of controlling invasive, exotic species in the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area. Volunteer work dates occur monthly from March through November, skipping July & August. Each date includes an educational component concerning the target invasive species or target work area for the day.
The Middle Patuxent Environmental Area (MPEA), established in 1996, encompasses 1,021 acres and contains a diversity of habitat types. There are upland and bottomland hardwood forest, fields, wetlands, ponds, and riparian habitats. The primary components of the MPEA's mission are natural resources management, education, research, and recreation.
For more information, contact Master Gardener Aylene Gard at (410) 992-9889; or Jeff Claffy, Assistant Natural Resources Manager, MPEA at (410) 313-6209 or email@example.com.
Driving Directions to Trotter Road entrance to MPEAt:
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