If you haven’t walked the trail behind the Woodworth Park playground, take your child’s hand or your dog’s leash and head on over there (weather permitting!). Friends of Lower Beaverdam is still busy removing invasive plants – and soon will be planting native plants -- and asks for help from others in the community.
Opportunities for participation include:
The last Saturday of every month, from 9 to 2. Work on removing invasive plants and establishing a trail through Woodworth Park (behind the playground on Wayne Place). Tools are provided, but wear work gloves and sturdy shoes.
Sun., Feb. 20: Participate in the nationwide Great Backyard Bird Count taking place Feb. 18-21 sponsored by the Audubon Society and other organizations. Meet Feb. 20 at 9 a.m. at the entrance to Woodworth Park (Wayne near Parkway) Sunday for directions and locations. For participation on other days, contact coordinator Matt Salo at 301-341-1261.
Mon., Feb. 21, 7 p.m.: In conjunction with the Cheverly Garden Club at its regular meeting, conservationist Sara Tangren will present an informative slide show on native plants. Held at Cheverly United Methodist Church, in the parlor or in Fogle Hall. Wed., March 2, 7 p.m.: A free workshop where you will build a rain barrel, which collects rainwater, conserving resources and saving you money. All materials and instruction provided. Held at the Cheverly United Methodist Church, in Fogle Hall.
Sat., March 19: Tentative date for large community effort to remove ivy and other invasives. Groups
are especially encouraged to help. Financial contributions to this effort are also welcome, as the group received a $16,100 grant that needs to be matched with other funding or volunteer hours.
For more information, contact Pat Nelson at 301-908-4138 or Cathy Smith at 301-386-4394.