Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) seeks volunteers to remove invasive plants from Magruder Park in Prince George's County on Jan. 19. The hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. AWS staff will describe the watershed and the park's history. They will also point out native plants and animals. Volunteers should wear long sleeves and sturdy shoes and bring water, snacks, and insect repellant. Gloves and tools will be provided. For more information, contact Jorge Bogantes Monterol at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 699-6204.
The Muddy Branch Alliance seeks volunteers to remove invasive plants from the Muddy Branch Greenway Trail System in Montgomery County on Jan. 19. The hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers should dress for the weather and bring water, lunch, work gloves, and tools like pruners, loppers, and shovels. For more information, contact Ken Bawer at email@example.com or (240) 744-6306.
The Maryland Native Plant Society is offering "Winter Greens," an outdoor class on plant identification on Jan. 20. It will be held at Flag Ponds Nature Park from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Participants may want to bring a hand lens, binoculars, and a field guide and should wear warm clothes for standing around outside. Registration is not required, but there will be an entrance fee of $3.00 per vehicle at the park. For more information, contact Karyn Molines at firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 286-2928.
The Earth Forum of Howard County will present "Thousands of Raindrops" at the First Presbyterian Church on Jan. 20. The hours are 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The speakers, County Watershed Manager James Caldwell and Columbia Association Watershed Manager John McCoy, will describe ways for restoring river and Bay landscapes and dealing with water pollution. For more information, call (410) 730-3545.