Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Virginia is looking for volunteers to participate in their Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) program
The Fairfax County Park Authority in Virginia is looking for volunteers to participate in their Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) program. Survey Leaders and casual volunteers are needed to help conduct surveys on Fairfax County parkland that will look for new populations of invasive plants. The premise of this program is that if we can find the populations before they become established we can prevent them from becoming the next Japanese stiltgrass or garlic mustard. Volunteers must be able to identify native and non-native plants and be able to walk off trail. Training dates for those who wish to become Survey Leaders are August 18th from 5-7 p.m. at Huntley Meadows and September 15th from 3-5 p.m. at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park . For EDRR dates click. Please RSVP to the trainings and to the survey dates as space is limited. For questions contact Erin.Stockschlaeder@fairfaxcounty.gov.