Monday, March 21, 2011

Early Detection and Rapid Response Volunteers Needed

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 the populations can be found before they become established they can be prevented 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.
The next training for those who wish to lead surveys is April 12th from 3-5 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria, VA. For EDRR dates.
Please RSVP to the trainings and to the survey dates as space is limited. For more information or to RSVP.
Japanese stiltgrass, Microstegium vimineum infestation, photo by Chris Evans, River to River CWMA,