Non-native invasive plant species (NNIs) present one of the greatest threats to the health and biodiversity of our parklands. These unwelcome plants disrupt the ecology of natural ecosystems, displace native plants, impact native wildlife, and degrade the wonderful diverse wild lands of Montgomery County.
In 1999, Montgomery Parks Forest Ecologist Carole Bergmann created the Weed Warrior program in response to the non-native invasive plant problem. The goal of the program iis to educate citizens about identification and management of NNIs.
So far Weed Warrior volunteers have logged more than 25,000 hours to date, and have made a valuable contribution to the control of non-native invasive vegetation in Montgomery Parks. Muddy Branch warriors joined this fight in 2012. Will you join the fight? Check out the web based and other training opportunities by clicking here.