Become a PVAS Weed Warrior! A Weed Warrior is a form of SUPER VOLUNTEER that helps combat invasive plants at the four nature preserves managed by PVAS.
Invasive plants are plaguing our local environment. These plants were either intentionally or accidentally introduced to the United States. Without natural predators or pathogens in the US, these invaders are spreading rapidly and taking over the native ecosystems. They prevent the propagation of native plants and out-compete the natives for resources. Only you can stop them!
PVAS Weed Warriors receive all of the training necessary to go to battle against invasive plants at the nature preserves. Whether it’s Garlic Mustard at Yankauer, Autumn Olive at Cool Spring, Bush Honeysuckle at Stauffer’s Marsh, or Multiflora Rose at Eidolon; you will be prepared to identify and take down any invasive in your path.
Weed Warrior training has 2 parts. The first portion is virtual and the second is in-person small groups. Check our calendar to register for upcoming training opportunities or email KC to request training.
After successful completion of both portions of the training, participants will become certified PVAS Weed Warriors! This certification comes with distinction, an awesome t-shirt to wear while performing duties, and exclusive access to the best tools of the trade.
Weed Warrior Resources
Weed Warrior Handbook – brush up on your invasive plant ID
Weed Warrior Facebook Group – connect with fellow Weed Warriors
Weed Warrior Activity Report – record your Weed Warrior service