Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Weed Warriors Attack the GWP!

Invasive species are really starting to clog up right of ways and county land in our area. The last few times I've hiked through Paul Spring, it's been a mess. It was much clearer when I was a kid. Parts of the County's Paul Spring property along Fort Hunt Road is also cloaked with invasives. The George Washington Memorial Parkway is also getting especially bad (see picture at right) and with the Federal Government budget situation, it is not going to get any better.

That's why I was excited to see the the Mount Vernon Citzen's Council's Environment Committee organizing a group to go through the U.S. Park Service's Weed Warrior Program on September 10 at 10:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Once certified, they are going to organize teams to head out and attack one of our community's greatest assets, the George Washington Parkway and Bike Trail. Flyer is below (click to enlarge).

Contact Betsy Martin at betsy@folhc.org if you want to carpool up or do the training with other friends from Mt. Vernon!

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