Summary and Thanks
Important points to remember:
• The mission of the Weed Warriors program is to enrich wildlife habitat by helping to restore native plant communities.
• When entering the refuge to work on a restoration project, sign in at the visitors center desk to let staff know where you will be working. Make sure you wear a Weed Warrior hat or T-shirt, and carry the supplied card identifying you as a Weed Warrior.
• Please stay safe and keep those around you safe. Carry, use, and store tools carefully. Wear clothing that will protect you from foot and ankle injuries, branches, thorns, ticks, poison ivy and sunburn. Check frequently and thoroughly for ticks.
• Unless invasive plants are flowering, pile plant debris in the underbrush away from trail or roads. When debris does need to be bagged, place it next to (but not on) the road.
• Help us track progress by keeping good records of the hours you work and the invasive plants that are removed.
Certificate of Completion
Congratulations! You have just completed the first step in becoming a certified Weed Warrior. The next step is to complete the In-House Workshop and Field Training at JHNWR. Each component is one to one-and-a-half hours long. They can be completed on the same day or two different days. Email Erika Scarborough to register. Training is generally offered once a month from April through September.
In appreciation of your efforts — we know there is a lot to learn here — a certificate of completion is available recognizing your hard work and dedication to preserving and restoring natural habitats.
We can have the certificate waiting for you when you attend the In-House workshop or we can mail it to you. If you would like the certificate mailed to you please email your address to our Weed Warriors coordinator.
On the behalf of the staff of JHNWR, your fellow hard working Weed Warriors, and the wild population of JHNWR, thank you for participating in the Weed Warrior program. Please feel free to return to the training whenever you need to refresh your memory. If you have any questions or feedback regarding this training, please email Erika Scarborough.