Habitat Restoration Team
(aka "Weed Warriors")

We will remove invasive plants from the park and in warmer weather, also plant natives and maintain restored habitat great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors.

Clothing: Long pants protect your legs! Please also wear toe-closed shoes, bring sunscreen, a hat, and insect repellent if desired tools provided. Please bring a water bottle with you.

If interested, please RSVP to Laurie Taylor-Mitchell at Ltmitchell4@comcast.net

We meet at the back of the Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Parkville, MD 21234. From I-695 and Loch Raven High School, go about ½ mile past the school, take the first park entrance to the Sherwood Farm on the left and follow the signs to the parking lot. Directions

Our schedule for the next several months is the following:

January
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718  2-4 p.m.192021  2-4 p.m.
22232425  2-4 p.m.262728
293031

February
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234   2-4 p.m.
5678   2-4 p.m.91011
12131415161718  2-4 p.m.
19202122  2-4 p.m.232425
262728

March
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234   2-4 p.m.
5678   2-4 p.m.91011
12131415161718  2-4 p.m.
19202122  2-4 p.m.232425
262728293031

April
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1   2-4 p.m.
2345   2-4 p.m.678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829  2-4 p.m.
30

May
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123   2-4 p.m.456
78910 10 a.m.-12111213
14151617181920 10 a.m.-12
21222324 10 a.m.-12252627
28293031 10 a.m.-12

Volunteer dates are cancelled in the case of heavy rains, thunderstorms, or extremely hot temperatures.

Here's the group of volunteers from Towson, along with a Boy Scout, who made up the "Weed Warriers" helping Laurie on a previous date.

Repeat volunteers will receive:

  • After 3 times - a Cromwell Valley Park Habitat Restoration hat
  • After 5 times - a beautiful handbook on Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping: Chesapeake Bay Watershed, from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Should you require special accommodations (i.e., language interpreter, large print, etc.) please give as much notice as possible by calling the Park Office, or the Therapeutic office at 410-887-5370