Category Archives: Weed Warriors

Community Outreach the Weed Warrior Way!

By Denny Klass

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The Collington Weed Warriors have expanded their reach and adopted the Regents Park Trail. Under a program of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, they will pick up trash and clear branches off the trail four times a year.

On Saturday, August 25, thirteen Weed Warriors did their first trail cleaning. They hauled out five large bags, three of recyclables and two trash.

Regents Park abuts the Collington property. The paved path goes through a mature forest of American Beech and Tulip Popular. A full canopy means there is very little understory, giving walkers lovely views along the way. The trail can be accessed from the Collington Perimeter trail, but should be used only by very fit walkers. Getting to the trail means stepping over a couple large fallen trees and traversing some very uneven ground. The trail is outside SARA coverage.

Many thanks to our Weed Warriors for all their back breaking work. You make your community proud!

Video Guide to Our Perimeter Trail

The natural and the high tech meet with the release of our new Video Guide to the 1.4 mile Perimeter Trail.  Thanks to video work by resident Dorothy Yuan, you can preview the whole walk, through hill and vale, moor and mountain.  Thanks to the work of the Weedwarriors, it’s a lot easier a trail now.

Here is the eleven minute video, enjoy:

 

Triumph of the Weed Warriors

A small example, from today, of the work of the Collington Weed Warriors.

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Thanks to Dorothy Yuang for the comparison photos.

Watch this space for a more comprehensive view of the trail and its improvements.