Healthy Forest Program Volunteer Signup
Spring 2023
Protect the Health of YOUR Local Forest: Join us at Bacon Ridge Natural Area in Crownsville to spend a morning removing invasive vines, shrubs, and grasses from along the trails!
Scenic Rivers’ Healthy Forests Program engages community volunteers to help protect the long-term vitality of our largest conservation easement located within Bacon Ridge Natural Area.
Our Spring 2023 workdays will focus on invasive vines, shrubs, and grasses. These aggressive invaders threaten beneficial, native vegetation at all levels of the forest from the ground up into the forest canopy.
Event Details
Volunteers will be working on designated trail sections to remove specific invasive plant species.
Volunteers will be trained in how to identify and remove these invasive plants.
Work gloves and tools can be provided by Scenic Rivers, though volunteers are welcome to bring their own gear.
To participate, volunteers must:
  • Be 16 years or older to attend without a supervising adult. Volunteers age 10 to 15 may attend with an accompanying adult(s) to supervise work;
  • Be able to hike up to 1 mile to get to designated work areas.
We must have at least 5 registered volunteers for the workday to proceed. So, be sure to invite some friends!
Controlling invasive species infestations is a big job and we’ll be happy to have as much help as possible.
If you have questions, contact stewardship coordinator Evann Magee ( or 303.618.0588)

Spring 2023 Workdays
Scenic Rivers will host three public workdays in spring 2023:
  • Sunday, March 19, 2023 (10 am to noon) — English ivy
  • Saturday, April 15, 2023 (10 am to noon) — Vines
  • Saturday, May 20, 2023 (10 am to noon) — Vines, grasses, and shrubs

This program is funded by grants from:
Microsoft Community Empowerment Fund
Mars Foundation 
Registration for this workday has closed. Feel free to join us anyway!
We're meeting at the Hawkins Road Trailhead, Bacon Ridge Natural Area, Crownsville, MD, at 10 am. Please arrive on time.
Be sure to wear long sleeves, long pants, and closed toe shoes. Bring work gloves and tools, if you have them, and water to drink.
You will be asked to sign a waiver upon checking in.
Registration for this event is full.