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Non-native Invasive Plant Removal at Patuxent Research Refuge

  • 08/27/2011
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Patuxent Research Refuge, National Wildlife Visitor Center

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 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 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 Laurel.

More info: call 301-497-5763 or visit

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