From an email:
Monday, January 17, 2011
9:00 a.m. to 12: p.m.
North Portal Drive, NW and East Beach Drive, NW
(Across the street from 1775 North Portal Drive, NW)
Come join neighbors, friends, and the Friends of Rock Creek’s Environment (FORCE) as we celebrate the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr., by removing invasive English Ivy (as well as debris and trash) from the parklands surrounding the Fenwick and Portal/Blair tributaries to Rock Creek.
English Ivy is a nonnative, invasive plant that strangles and kills trees. It is one of the few plants that the deer do not eat. Since no other animal or plant competes with English Ivy we have to remove it ourselves.
FORCE has lined up several experienced “weed warriors” to train you on identifying English Ivy and properly removing it from living trees. NPS Naturalist Ken Ferebee will bring all of the necessary tools and FORCE will provide bags. Bring your gloves.