Volunteers From The JBG Companies Tackle Invasives at Fort Dupont

Last Tuesday we had a lot of fun in the woods of Fort Dupont with a group of eight enthusiastic volunteers from The JBG Companies, one of the Washington metropolitan area's main real estate companies. The company was honoring its 50th anniversary with a day of volunteer service and its employees were lending a helping hand to a number of charitable and environmental hands-on projects throughout the region.

Those volunteering with AWS were up against some of the toughest invasive woody plants at the park, including a 10 feet Norway maple, 22 mature bush honeysuckles and 7 white mulberries, among other species.

They saved some trees by yanking out some serious English ivy vines off the Hollow Tree Trail. Now, more than 18 oak, sweetgum and other native trees are relieved from the stress of having a nasty green invader climbing up them and threatening to shade them out!

A huge thank you goes out to the JBG volunteers for their amazing work and their help to protect the native species of Fort Dupont Park! 

Visit the AWS Calendar to see how you can get involved in our upcoming volunteer events!

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