August 19: Invasive Plant Species Removal

Come and join MEVO as we spend our day removing invasive plants at our favorite place, the Ramapo Valley County Reservation in Mahwah! If you’ve volunteered with us before, you’d be well aware that invasive plant species have been a huge problem in New Jersey, even in our own backyard. Invasive species such as the Garlic Mustard plant, which is native to only Europe, prevent native species from growing, causing a detrimental effect on the surrounding environment. If these plants are not removed, the balance of an ecosystem, such as that of the Ramapo Reservation, can become entirely thrown off. We need your help to prevent this from happening. Volunteers will meet at the Ramapo Valley County Reservation at 10 AM and we should be completed with the work between 2 PM and 3 PM. Make sure you bring clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty as well as lots of water. We hope to see you all there! To RSVP for this event send an email to with your name, age, phone number and the subject line “Invasive Plant Species Removal.” You can also RSVP on Facebook.