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MNPS Fall Field Weekend: Violette's Lock (Saturday)

  • 09/16/2023
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Violette's Lock, C&O Canal National Historical Park, Montgomery County, MD
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Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

Leaders: Marney Bruce

Violette's Lock is lovely in the early fall with views of the Potomac and the cliffs of Blockhouse Point. Good variety of trees, some showing fall color (we'll practice ID). Pawpaws, persimmons and plenty of other fruits to aid in identification.


Registration limited to MNPS members only through September 10, 2023.

Notes: Easy walking along the C & O Canal towpath.

Bring: Field guides, water, snacks and lunch, binoculars, sun or rain protection.

Cancellation Policy: We will go in light drizzle or light rain, but the trip will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or storms.

Contact (for information, not to register): Marney Bruce,

Directions: included in registration confirmation.


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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