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Weed Warrior Workday at Watts Branch SVU 3

Volunteer cuts plants

Save the trees and the stream valley ecosystem

Join Weed Warrior Supervisor Chuck and Weed Warrior Jennifer for a non-native, invasive plant removal workday in Watts Branch Stream Valley Unit 3. We will focus on non-native, invasive vines and shrubs, including porcelainberry (Ampelopsis glandulosa var. brevipedunculata), wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei), English ivy (Hedera helix), Japanese barberry (Berberisthunbergii), and bush honeysuckle (mainly Lonicera maackii). Native Virginia creeper and poison ivy are also present and beneficial, so we will avoid those.

We will meet in Watts Branch Stream Valley off to the side of the Ambleside Dr bridge. The lat/long for the approximate meeting location is 39.0545913, -77.2018870. Meeting instructions will be sent after you register.

Please wear long pants that cover your ankles, long sleeves, and sturdy, closed-toed shoes. Bring gloves, pruners, small folding hand saws and/or loppers if you have them. Gloves and tools are available to borrow if you don’t have your own. No power tools or machetes allowed. Please bring water to drink. Please note: Court Ordered Volunteer Hours can’t be granted through this workday.

This event is capped at 15 people.

This workday is pre-approved for MCPS SSL hours. Volunteers under 16 are not permitted to use tools, so if you are under 16, please email the Weed Warrior supervisor ahead of time to see whether they will have meaningful work for you to do.  Volunteers 14 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

*If you or anyone in your household are sick, waiting for Covid test results, and/or have tested positive for Covid (regardless of vaccination status) you are not eligible to volunteer at this time.*

All volunteers must register online: Click here to register for the event

How to register

  • Click “Schedule”
  • Pick the shift you are interested in.
  • If you don’t have an account in our system, please create one.
  • If you already have an account in the database, but forgot your login info, email the WW Volunteer Coordinator, and don’t create a new account.
  • More details, including the exact meeting location, will be emailed to you after you register.
  • For questions about the event, contact Weed Warrior Supervisor Chuck.

Learn more about the Weed Warrior program.

This workday is co-sponsored by Montgomery Parks and the Watts Branch Watershed Alliance.