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Invasive Plant Removal

Removing invasive plants is the first step in habitat restoration!  Join up with an ongoing Remove Invasive Plants (RIP) event or contact jsoles@arlingtonva.us to schedule one for your school, church or business group. 

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Native Plant Restoration and Nursery Workdays

Join volunteers in restoration plantings in Arlington’s parks every fall and spring. All year round, volunteers also plant locally collected seeds and tend seedlings at our nursery, as part of the first step in returning native plants to Arlington’s parks. Nursery workdays are held every Tuesday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. at our nursery in Barcroft Park. Contact jsoles@arlingtonva.us to learn more or for location directions.

Citizen Science

Participate in a BioBlitz or the City Nature Challenge – or participate in one of the many iNaturalist projects in the county. Contact aabugattas@arlingtonva.us to learn more.

Submit Natural Resources Volunteer Hours

COVID Safety Guidelines for Volunteering

Park Steward Application

Native Plant of the Month


Asimina triloba

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North America's largest indigenous fruit is the Pawpaw, Asimina triloba, each attaining 3-6 inches in length when ripe. They are in the Custard-apple family Annonaceae, this genus being the Northern most members of this mostly tropical family. Like the Annonas and Cherimoyas I've eaten in Latin America, these too are quite edible.  Learn more here.