Dyke Marsh Invasive Plant Removal
Help protect native plants by pulling and clipping invasive plants. We will train volunteers to identify the five or so target plants. Sign up by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put "invasive plants" in the subject box. Invasive plants can threaten and outcompete native plants.
Bring gloves, hand clippers and water. We will supply instructions, examples and trash bags. Wear long sleeves and pants and sun protection. We will have some tools to share. We will cancel if lightning or severe storms are anticipated.
Meet at the Haul Road trail entrance bench.
Haul Road Trail directions and parking: GPS coordinates: 38.777739, -77.050540 South of Alexandria off the GW Memorial Parkway at the sign for Dyke Marsh Nature Preserve and Belle Haven Marina, turn east onto the road toward the Potomac River. Take the first left and park in the Belle Haven Park lot. Walk back to the marina road and turn east, toward the river. Walk 30 yards. On your right is a Dyke Marsh sign and the entrance to the Haul Road trail.
Haul Road Trail Entrance Bench
Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve