New Germany News: Native Plant Festival and More!

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April 16, May 7, June 8 and 29, July 16, Aug. 6: Weed or Wildflower?
9-10:30 a.m. at the Native Plant Garden (Shine only)

Want to help preserve our regional biodiversity? Then bring your work gloves, kneeling pads, favorite weeding tools and some elbow grease to remove unwanted plants from the garden.

As you work, you’ll learn how to identify common weeds and why protecting native plants is so critical for wildlife. Meet at the native plant garden near the Lake House. Please bring your own water bottle, insect spray and sunscreen.  

Native Plants

May 12: Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival
10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Rain or shine)

Discover the important connection between native plants, people and wildlife at the fifth annual plant festival

A large variety of plants native to the mid-Atlantic will be available for sale (cash or check only) from regional nurseries.

There will also be educational programs and family-friendly outdoor activities that highlight native plants and biodiversity. Experts from local organizations will be available to answer questions on native plants and other topics throughout the day.

New Germany and the Western Mountains Chapter of the Maryland Native Plant Society are co-sponsoring this free event. For more information, please call 301-895-5453, and be sure to check out the video below for highlights from last year's festival!

Still frame from video highlighting last year's event

New Germany staff also manages Big Run, Casselman River Bridge and Dans Mountain state parks.

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