Become a Baltimore Weed Warrior!
Weed Warriors is a city-wide program focused on keeping our urban forest healthy through the removal of invasive plant species by environmental stewards. Regular group events are held year round where volunteers can participate in restoration projects within our city parks.
Certified Weed Warriors are volunteers and advocates permitted to work in parks and remove invasive vegetation without the supervision of park employees. To become certified, volunteers must complete a 3 part class series that educates participants on invasive plant ecology and management as well as participate in one group invasive vegetation removal event. The class curriculum includes invasive species identification, their impacts on Baltimore’s urban ecosystem, removal methods and leadership training. After completing requirements, participants become Certified Weed Warriors and recieve a certification card, Weed Warriors t-shirt and invasive vegetation identification guide and curriculum resources.
Weed Warriors can bask in the pride of making a positive difference in the ecosystem health of our parks and our city!!
Become a Weed Warrior!
Weed Warriors Training Course – Class Sequence
101 – Invasive Plants and Urban Ecosystems
102 – Species Identification and Removal Techniques
201 – Leadership and Safety
Check our calendar for upcoming Fall 2018 classes!
For more information on the Weed Warrior program, contact:
Ashley (Bowers) Dickerson