Scenic Rivers Land Trust is seeking volunteers to assist us with our new Invasive Species Control Program at Bacon Ridge Natural Area in Crownsville, MD. We are hosting weekly workdays to remove invasive plant species from along the trails on Thursday mornings from 8am to 11am throughout the summer. We are also hosting workdays on the following Saturdays: June 12, June 26, July 10, and July 24.

Volunteers will be working on designated trail sections to remove specified invasive plant species. The particular species we’ll be focusing on include Japanese stiltgrass, wavyleaf basketgrass, oriental bittersweet, Japanese honeysuckle, multiflora rose, autumn olive, and Japanese barberry.

Volunteers will be trained in how to identify and remove these plant species.

To participate, volunteers must:

  • Be 16 years or older;
  • Bring their own work gloves. Sturdy, leather work gloves are recommended; and
  • Be able to hike up to 2 miles to get to designated work areas.

Volunteers may sign up for as many weekly workdays as they are available. Teams and group signups are encouraged!

Controlling invasive species infestations is a big job and we’ll be happy to have as much help as possible!

If you have questions about the Invasive Species Control Program, contact Stewardship Coordinator Lindsay Smith at

Learn more and sign up to volunteer here: