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. This is a 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 closed-toe 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 on the left to the Sherwood Farm and follow the signs to the parking lot. Directions (GPS: 39.415697,-76.552000)

Our schedule is the following:

April
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
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891011121314
15161718  2-4 p.m.192021
22232425  2-4 p.m.262728  2-4 p.m.
2930

May
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
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6789  2-4 p.m.101112
13141516171819  2-4 p.m.
20212223  2-4 p.m.242526
2728293031

June
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 12
3456   10 am-12789
10111213141516 10 am-12
17181920212223 10 am-12
24252627 10 am-12282930

July
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567   10 am-12
891011 10 am-12121314
15161718192021 10 am-12
22232425 10 am-12262728
293031

August
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234
567891011
12131415161718 10 am-12
19202122 10 am-12232325 10 am-12
26272829 10 am-123031
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 Warriors" 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