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2017 Invasive Bush Honeysuckle Event - Carter Barron - 8.19.17

2017 Invasive Bush Honeysuckle Event - Carter Barron - 8.19.17

August 19, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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4850 Colorado Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20011, USA

Join Rock Creek Conservancy and National Park Service to save parkland from invasive Bush Honeysuckle. Bush Honeysuckle is a shrub that can grow anywhere between 6 and 15 feet tall. The bush is characterized by pretty flowers and fragrant berries, but it is incredibly invasive to park land.

Event Activity: Volunteers will remove Bush honeysuckle from park land inside the Carter Barron Amphitheatre. Tools, gloves, and training on how to identify and cut Bush Honeysuckle will be provided. This event is suitable for ages 16 and up. Student Service Learning hours can be earned by high school students.

When: Saturday, August 19, 2017, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Carter Barron - Volunteers will meet in the parking lot of the Carter Barron Amphitheatre near the intersection of Colorado Ave NW and 16th St NW. Specific meeting instructions will be shared with all volunteer sign ups.

What to Wear: Please dress appropriately for the weather. Wear sturdy boots or sneakers, no sandals. We require long pants and recommend long sleeves to prevent contact with poison ivy.

What to Bring: Bring water. Tools and gloves will be provided. Feel free to bring your own tools and gloves if you have them.

Leader Contact Information: John Maleri, jmaleri@rockcreekconservancy.org

Weather/Cancellation Policy: If it is raining or snow is on the ground, the event will be canceled. All cancellations will be updated and announced on the event calendar listing and on relevant social media channels. Please check back if you are unsure.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE!