The foundation will provide trash bags, gloves and recycling containers for those who show up to help, Scott said. Interested individuals can visit www.fergusonfoundation.org to find the site nearest them.
In addition they'll be removing non-native plants along the Anacostia.
“For the Anacostia, the [native] plants are the key factors that filter the water and the watershed to make it sustainable for the wildlife,” Russell said. “That’s why we are removing the non-native plants so the native plants can come back.”
The work will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. along the banks of the river at Magruder Park in Hyattsville, Little Paint Branch Park in Beltsville and Anacostia Park in Washington.
The photo with the article (and on this post) shows Robert Boone pointing at trees along the NE Branch trail on the side of the levy system on Decatur Street in Edmonston, Md - ostensibly because they are evil non-native trees. As I bike through there on my commute I'm torn about that. On the one hand, those are some of the few wind-blocking/shade providing/transpirating trees on the trail. On the other, I don't want to encourage a bunch of non-native species to take over and choke the river. What is one to do? Oh, if only the Army Corps of Engineers would allow the county to plant more trees along the trail.