Wavyleaf Grass Identification, Ecology and Management

posted Jun 18, 2014, 12:14 PM by Marty Nielsen
Wavyleaf Grass Identification, Ecology and Management

A workshop with Dr. Vanessa Beauchamp of Towson University

Saturday, July 5

Great Falls, VA

(See below for times and registration details)

Wavyleaf grass is a recently-introduced invasive grass which is rapidly spreading in our area.  It has the potential to devastate forests in Virginia and Maryland.  Infestations are being actively sought by Early Detection teams in both states.  The public is being asked to assist in the early detection work by mapping and reporting the locations of any sightings.  Towson University has developed a smartphone app to assist in reporting.


Dr. Vanessa Beauchamp, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and head of the Plant Ecology Lab at Towson University will be leading this workshop to train citizen scientists on the identification, ecology and management of this very invasive grass, including potential look-alikes, impacts and use of the new smartphone app.  The workshop will be held at Fraser Preserve and will be followed by a field trip to infestations within the Preserve.

Free and open to the public.  RSVP is required.

Two sessions:

9:30 am -12:00 pm

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1:00 pm -3:30 pm

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