Protect the health of your local forest: Join Scenic Rivers Land Trust at Bacon Ridge Natural Area in Crownsville to spend a morning removing invasive plants from trees along the trails!

Scenic Rivers’ Healthy Forests Program engages community volunteers to help protect the long-term vitality of our largest conservation easement located within Bacon Ridge Natural Area.

Our 2023 season will focus on removing harmful vines, shrubs, and grasses from along the trails. These aggressive invaders threatens vegetation at all levels of the forest from the ground up into the forest canopy.

Event Details

Volunteers will be working on designated trail sections to remove specific invasive plant species.

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

Work gloves and tools can be provided by Scenic Rivers, though volunteers are welcome to bring their own gear.

To participate, volunteers must:

  • Be 16 years or older to attend without a supervising adult (must provide a waiver signed by a guardian). Volunteers age 10 to 15 may attend with an accompanying adult(s) to supervise work;
  • Be able to hike up to 1 mile to get to designated work areas.

We must have at least 5 registered volunteers for each workday to proceed. So, be sure to invite some friends!

Register here:

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