We will walk about one-half mile at a slow pace on natural surface trails near Meadowside Nature Center in Rock Creek Regional Park. This area has both upland and riparian woodlands. The focus will be on plants, but we will be on the lookout for anything else of interest (e.g., birds, mushrooms, reptiles, amphibians, animal sign) and I encourage participants to share their knowledge.
The Field Trip Leader requires all participants and field trip leaders be fully vaccinated and boosted unless an individual has a medical contraindication to vaccination. Proof of vaccination or doctor's note must be presented at the field trip. Masks are optional outside, but maintain a respectful distance if not masked.
Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Limited to 10 people.
Location: Meadowside Nature Center Mid-Montgomery County, MD between Rockville and Gaithersburg.
Leader: Ken Bawer, email@example.com.
Notes: Moderate walk on natural surface trail with some moderate slopes. Wear sturdy shoes or boots. IMPORTANT: There are no restroom facilities at the site. Please plan accordingly.
Cancellation Policy: Canceled if heavy rain and/or lightning; not for light drizzle. If in doubt about the weather, contact the leader, Ken Bawer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lake Frank & Meadowside Trails Map can be downloaded from: https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/rock-creek-regional-park/rock-creek-trails/lake-frank-meadowside-trails/
Directions will be provided to all who register in the confirmation email.
The Maryland Native Plant Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.
Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.
During registration we will ask each individual, or if under 18 a parent, to complete an agreement to the policies
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