Invasive Plant Task Force - James River Park System

Love the park? Here's a chance to help

How many volunteers does it take to fight invasive plants, save trees and native plant communities, and restore habitat?

The JRPS Invasive Plant Task Force is a volunteer effort. The park of the future depends on the volunteers of today. It just takes a can-do attitude and willingness to get your hands dirty. We’ll provide the training and tools. Check out our calendar for upcoming work days.

Please do not undertake unauthorized invasive removal in the park system on your own. The Task Force works strategically in targeted places according to evidence-based methods specific to the invasive species, seasonal timing, and other factors, prioritizing key goals and protecting sensitive resources.

See where invasives impact the James River

Map of study areas

Virginia's Least WantedWhat's new with the Task Force

Updates on Focus Project Areas

The list of Focus Project Areas is:

Updated information coming soon.

Virginia's Least Wanted