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Habitat Heroes (July - October 2019)

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Volunteer Reston | Reston, VA
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Overview:

Our native trees, ferns and wildflowers are under attack by invasive plants like English ivy, Japanese honeysuckle and bamboo. These plants are fast-growing and threaten the local habitat and wildlife. We need heroes like you to join us in preserving Reston’s ecosystem.


Dates:

Honeysuckle Vines and Burning Bush

Saturday, July 27

10 a.m. – Noon

Site Location: Autumn Ridge Circle Natural Area – Meet at 1481 Autumn Ridge Circle – Parking is available along the street

Wainwright Restoration

Saturday, September 21

10 a.m. – Noon

Volunteers will remove the aggressive burning bush and English ivy that has spread throughout this community natural area. Volunteers will use tools such as weed wrenches, saws and loppers to take out the invasive shrub and create space for native plants to thrive. Meet at Wainwright Recreation Area.


Stop the Choking, Save the Natives

Saturday, October 26

10 a.m. – Noon

We need your help to remove the English ivy vines, Multiflora rose, Autumn olive, and Bush Honeysuckle. Help give the native wildflowers, trees and shrubs a chance to thrive at the Ridge Heights Pool. Meet at Ridge Heights pool.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Removing invasive, exotic plants from our community.
  • Identifying whether plants are native vegetation or invasive.
  • Replant natural areas with attractive and important native ferns, wildflowers, shrubs or trees.


For Your Safety:

Please wear long sleeves and long pants to protect you from biting insects, thorns, and poison ivy. There is poison ivy at almost all sites. Bring gardening gloves if you have them. RA will provide some tools, gloves, snacks, and water. 


RA Staff will be available on-site to assist with training and any questions that may arise.


Qualifications:

No prior experience required. Invasive removal is done year-round and training is regularly provided on-site.

All ages are welcome. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Parents must complete a Volunteer Minor Application for each child participating.

Overview:

Our native trees, ferns and wildflowers are under attack by invasive plants like English ivy, Japanese honeysuckle and bamboo. These plants are fast-growing and threaten the local habitat and wildlife. We need heroes like you to…

Detalles básicos

  • Presencial
  • Formación incluida
  • Aceptamos Grupos
  • Aceptamos Familias
  • Aceptamos Voluntarios Internacionales

Cómo aplicar

Applications and other information can be found at http://www.reston.org/ under "About Reston Association" then the "Volunteer Opportunities" tab.

New Volunteers (required):

Fill out a volunteer application. Once complete, you will receive confirmation and instructions on how to start a VicNet account.

 You can find the application here:

Returning Volunteers:

Log into VicNet and register under the "My Schedule" tab. Click the "Help Wanted" boxes on the calendar to sign up. 

If you experience any problems with Volgistics or VicNet, please contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at 703-435-7986 or habrock@reston.org

Applications and other information can be found at http://www.reston.org/ under "About Reston Association" then the "Volunteer Opportunities" tab.

New Volunteers (required):

Fill out a…

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Reston, VA

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