The weed warrior program in Rock Creek Park is a volunteer program that assists the park with efforts to control and contain the spread of invasive, non-native plant species. In doing so, the native flora of the park can be preserved for the enjoyment of this and future generations.
Get InvolvedPlease note: The program has reached capacity, so we are not currently accepting new weed warriors. The next weed warrior training will be scheduled for late spring 2023.
You can still get involved by attending ongoing invasive plant removal events hosted by Rock Creek Conservancy or Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy.
Any individual 18 years of age or older can become a weed warrior. Current weed warriors include park neighbors, community leaders, and members of park partner groups.
While volunteers younger than 18 cannot become weed warriors, they are welcome to participate in general invasive plant removal events in the company of a parent or guardian.
RequirementsThe following steps are required to become an official Rock Creek Park Weed Warrior and obtain a Weed Warrior permit:
Last updated: September 21, 2022