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2024 MPEA Conservation Stewardship Project: Japanese Barberry Removal | Middle Patuxent Environmental Area | Jun 18, 2024 | 9:00am - 11:30am

Japanese Barberry is an abundant foe of the environmental area, and controlling this species requires continued efforts every year. Luckily, this invader is relatively easily uprooted; as such, on this day we will revisit an ever-expanding restoration site to continue digging and hand-pulling these spiny shrubs.

Job Duties:

- Dig or hand-pull invasive Japanese Barberry shrubs

- Training, plant removal tools, and supplies will be provided

- Precautions for the thorns, ticks, poison ivy, & stinging insects that may be encountered should also be taken

- This event may be cancelled in the case of adverse weather conditions (such as moderate to heavy precipitation, high winds, or lightning)

Please Bring/Wear:
- Drinking water
- Snacks, if desired
- Work gloves
- Long pants
- Sturdy, closed-toe shoes
- Eye protection (recommended)
- Appropriate clothing for the weather, including sun protection

Additional info:

- Minimum age 18 (or 13-17 with a guardian present)
- Weather may cause us to cancel BUT may be scheduled.


Minimum age: 13


Dates: 06/18/2024 - 06/18/2024

9 Positions available!

Middle Patuxent Environmental Area 5795 Trotter Road
Clarksville MD, 21029

Location Description:

Trotter Parking Area:
5795 Trotter Road, Clarksville, MD 21029

From Route 29 at Route 32: Take 32 west to the Great Star Drive exit. Turn right onto Great Star Drive. Then make a right onto Summer Sunrise. Continue to Trotter Road and make a left. Proceed about 1 mile to the parking area on the right just beyond the small traffic circle.

From Route 29 at Route 108: Take Route 108 west and continue past Centennial Lane. Proceed past Harpers Farm Road to Trotter Road and make a left. Continue to the parking area on the left. If you reach the small traffic circle, you''ve gone too far.

Contact Info

Allen Dupre


(410) 313-4035

Opp Available Positions: 9