- Weed Warriors
Weed warrior volunteers help the city by removing invasive species from park land, wooded and open space areas that can take over native plants and trees.
Qualifies for SSL hours
Join Rockville Weed Warrior Leaders for a non-native, invasive plant removal workday. MCPS SSL hours available. Space is limited and online registration is required. Volunteers agree to comply with the Rockville Weed Warrior Program Conditions and Safety Guidelines.
Important Note about Weed Warrior Certification: The events below are not part of the Montgomery Parks Weed Warrior Program and cannot count toward Montgomery Parks Weed Warrior certification requirements. Find Montgomery Parks events.
Duties to be Expected
- Volunteer can expect to spend several hours at appointed times removing invasive species at the direction of a team leader.
- Wear long pants that cover your ankles, long sleeves, and sturdy, closed-toed shoes. Bring gloves, pruners, and loppers if you have them. Gloves and tools are available to borrow if you don’t have your own. No power tools or machetes allowed. Please bring plenty of water to drink. Volunteers under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteer under 16 may only use tools if their parent/guardian is present and at the parent/guardian's discretion.
You must be a certified Weed Warrior through Montgomery Parks or working under the supervision of a certified Weed Warrior to remove invasive species from City of Rockville parks. Important Note: The Montgomery Parks Weed Warrior training and certification requires that you commit to removing invasive species in Montgomery Parks, not just the City of Rockville.
You must be physically able to move through wooded and open space areas pulling out invasive species.
If you are a certified Weed Warrior interested in working individually to remove non-native invasive plants from a Rockville park, please email Shannon Philbin at email@example.com with the details of your request including a map of the park/locations you wish to work in, name of the species you plan to target, and the dates and/or frequency you would like like to work.