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Montgomery Park's Woods Warriors need your help! (FOR GROUPS ONLY) Student Service Learning (SSL) Approved


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Last updated on August 11, 2017

Montgomery Parks LOVES trees (just look at our logo!), and we plant 100's of new young trees every year. But unfortunately, until they become substantially bigger, these new trees need your help!

When they are first planted, our trees have wire fencing put around them to protect them from deer and other animals harming their bark. We also try to put some mulch or at least clear up the weeds from around their bases, to let them get all of the nutrients and water they need to survive.

Groups like yours will help us help the new trees that have been "out there" for awhile, that need a check-in to make sure the cages are still strong and working, and the weeds are kept at bay. These projects typically run 2 to 3 hours.

Your Group's Leader will work with our Park Staff and a volunteer Woods Warrior Leader to pick from one of many of our reforestation sights that's convenient to your location. Dates are flexible, and we will work with your schedule. Supplies will be provided, but if you have a favorite pair of gloves, bring them!

We also suggest that you bring your own water and snacks, dress to be out in a tall grass field with long sleeves and long pants, wear closed shoes and bug spray.

Your Group of Volunteers will:

  • Install or repair wire cages around trees using wire cutters
  • Help pound in stakes to support the wire cages
  • Remove vines and weeds from around the tree base
  • Spread mulch around trees if available
  • Volunteers should:
-Dress for the weather, including Long Sleeves, Long Pants, closed shoes
-Bring Water and Snacks
-Be able to walk on uneven ground
-Enjoy working outdoors!

This opportunity is sponsored by: Parks Department, M-NCPPC

We need volunteers who are free at these times
One-Time  Weekends
Spring Break  Winter Break
Weekdays
This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
Medium Group (10 - 25)  Youth Group
Small Group (2-10)

I'm interested in this opportunity

Contact Person:
Lynn Vismara, (phone), (email)
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Address:

 Several Park locations
Silver Spring, MD 20901
This location is NOT handicap accessible
(See a map)

Web Site: http://www.parksvolunteers.org

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Minimum Age for Volunteers:
15
Last updated on August 11, 2017

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