Come learn about non-native, invasive plants and how they are threatening our native landscapes. Participants will learn how to identify and control species of non-native, invasive plants found in the Washington, D.C. area including beefsteak plant, Japanese stiltgrass and mile-a-minute. Native alternatives to common non-native, invasive plants and incoming invasive plants will also be discussed.
The course consists of two parts on two different days: a 2.5 hour classroom session at the Casey Trees headquarters (August 20th) followed by a 2.5 hour field session (Saturday, August 23rd from 9:00am-11:30am) in Rock Creek Park.
The Metrorail station is Brookland-CUA (Red Line) which is a 10 minute walk. The Metrobus stop is near the intersection of 12th and Irving Street NE (served by the H8) or the Brookland-CUA Metro station (served by the H2, H4, H6, G8, R4 and 80). At our office, there is ample street parking and we accommodate bicycles on-site.
Ana Chuquin, Rock Creek National Park
Mary Farrah, UDC Cooperative Extension Service
Damien Ossi, District Department of Environment
Who Should Attend?
Open to the general public for those interested in learning to identify non-native, invasive plants found in the region and how to control these species.
All attendees will be provided with a light dinner. Please note your dietary preferences and/or allergies when registering so we can attempt to accommodate your needs.
Continuing Education Credits
ISA Continuing Education Credits available.
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