Friday, September 19, 2014

Help save Rock Creek Park trees this Saturday!

Rock Creek Park trail loop-8

Rock Creek Park serves as a great place to visit, hike, picnic, explore or escape from the city for a bit -- and it needs your help. Every so often, English ivy builds up on trees, and the park needs volunteers to help cut the ivy off. Here's more info, everything you need will be provided!
Join Rock Creek Conservancy and National Park Service volunteers to save park trees from the chokehold of English ivy, an invasive vine that grows up tree trunks and eventually weakens and kills the tree. Volunteers will cut ivy from tree trunks using hand tools. Tools, gloves, and training on how to identify and cut English ivy will be provided. Ages 16 and up to use tools.

When: Saturday, September 20th from 10:00-12:00

Location: We will be working in the Piney Branch section of Rock Creek Park. Meet in the Crestwood neighborhood at the intersection of Shepherd Street and 18th Street, NW. Parking available. Nearest MetroRail access at Columbia Heights or Georgia Ave/Petworth Station.

What to Wear: Please wear long pants and a long sleeve shirt. Wear sturdy boots or sneakers, no sandals. Sunscreen and bug spray will be very helpful!

What to Bring: Bring water. Tools and gloves will be provided. Feel free to bring your own tools and gloves if you have them. Students can earn SSL hours, but please bring needed forms.

For more information or to sign-up for the event, visit Save Rock Creek Park Trees- Piney Branch North
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