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Workshop: Training on Invasive Removal

  • 09/23/2012
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Bear Branch Nature Center, Carroll County, MD

Sponsoring Organization: Carroll County Forest Conservation Board

After the loss of habitat, the encroachment of invasive exotic plants causes the next most harm to our native species. These invasive weeds crowd out native plants. Our native animals also suffer when the native plants they depend upon are no longer around.

If you would like to learn about the identification and removal of these invasive plants, please contact the Carroll County Forest Conservancy Board to register for some free training. The instruction consists of a 1-hour advance online course for you to take at home to help you learn to identify these invasive plants, followed by a 2-hour field training session on Sunday, September 23, 2012, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, at Bear Branch Nature Center. The Bear Branch Nature Center is located just north of Westminster, off Rt. 97 at 3000 John Owings Road.

After you complete the training, you will receive email notifications of Carroll County weeding sessions at Bear Branch/Hashawha, Piney Run Nature Center (near Eldersburg), Charlotte’s Quest Nature Center (Manchester), the Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary (Mt. Airy), or the Washington Road Trail (Westminster).

If you are interested in taking the free class, just email Carolyn Puckett at, and she will forward you the registration form and instructions for accessing the online training. Questions? Give Carolyn a call at 410 876-1995. If you know others that might be interested, please let them know.

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