You can help remove invasive species from Northern Virginia parks on Saturday May 1 in the morning. Sites all over Fairfax County are conducting their third annual Invasive Plant Removal Day.
The Fairfax County Park Authority is conducing the event in conjunction with the Virginia Native Plant Society and the Virginia Master Naturalists. The point is to get rid of invasive plant species that are harming the grass and trees and harming the environment for local wildlife.
Students and scouts can earn service hours and you can learn which species may be harming the environment, including your own back yard.
Unless otherwise noted, the clean-ups take place between 9 a.m and noon at the following locations:
Falstaff in Dranesville District, Fred Crabtree in Hunter Mill District, Huntley Meadows in Lee District (9:30 to noon), Mason District in Mason District (where else?), McLean Central in Dranesville District, Rocky Run in Springfield District, Royal Lake in Braddock District (7 a.m. to 10 a.m.), and White Oakes in Mt. Vernon District (8 a.m. to 11 a.m.).
For more info or to volunteer, contact Kathy Frederick, 703, 324-8681, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/resources/ima/.