Weed Warrior Leader Training

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Join Rock Creek Conservancy as we train Weed Warriors to host their own invasive removal events throughout Rock Creek Park.

This will be a great way for Weed Warriors, new and old, to refresh their invasive plant species knowledge and removal strategies, gain event leading skills, and share tips and experiences with fellow weed warriors.

Note: to participate in this training you must already be a Weed Warrior certified by the National Park Service, DC’s Department of Energy and the Environment, and/or Casey Trees.

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What: The leader training will equip certified Weed Warriors with the necessary tools to organize and host invasive plant removal events throughout the year. Trainees will also gain valuable information about Rock Creek Conservancy and our “mini-oases” restoration sites for the upcoming year.

When: Saturday, June 1st, from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm

Where: Volunteers will meet at the Rock Creek Park Maintenance Yard (Maintenance Road Northwest, Washington, DC 20015) near the Nature Center. The site is a short 10-minute walk from the Military Rd & Oregon Ave bus stop. Bus lines that stop here include the E4: Friendship Heights. There are also parking lots nearby if you wish to drive.

What to Wear: Please dress appropriately for the weather. Wear sturdy boots or sneakers. We recommend long pants and sleeves to prevent contact with poison ivy. We also encourage volunteers to wear a hat.

As part of the training, volunteers will be taking a quick walk through the Park to practice their event-leading skills for specific invasive removals. Please be sure to wear comfortable shoes for walking in the Park.

What to Bring: Bring water and snacks, and a pen and paper to take notes. Training will end at 1 pm, so feel free to bring a bagged lunch for afterward. Tools and gloves will be provided. Feel free to bring your own tools and gloves if you have them. Students can earn SSL hours, but please bring needed forms.

Leader Contact Information: Jesse Buff, jbuff@rockcreekconservancy.org

Weather/Cancellation Policy: All participants will be notified via email at least 12 hours before the event start time if an event is cancelled due to inclement weather. Please check the event calendar if you are unsure.


Rock Creek Park Maintenance Yard
Maintenance Road Northwest
Washington D.C. 20015

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