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In the interest of full disclosure, The contents below are copied directly form LPAULRIDDLE's post on the MGS forums:


For those of us who hike and cache regularly around Patapsco Valley State Park and Liberty Reservoir.. Towson University is doing a study to map the spread of invasive Wavyleaf Basketgrass. They have an app you can download (iPhone or Android) to report infestations along your hike. They're looking for more people to download the app and help out with this effort. I heard about this through Patapsco Heritage Greenway, and figured I'd spread the word to the caching community, as we tend to get "off the beaten path" and see areas that a lot of other people don't. I tried the app out this morning, and reported several Wavyleaf sightings, and it worked fine for me.

For more information, go to: http://heron.towson.edu/wavyleaf/home/pages/home

There are links there to download the app, as well as a map that shows areas where people have reported sightings. I'm sure they would appreciate more readings. In particular, Liberty Reservoir is teeming with basketgrass, but currently very little of it is mapped on the site.


All are encouraged to download the application for your applicable device, and engage in citizen science while geocaching!  It would be especially useful if we could get a certain man-bear to participate via GPS (as we know he does not have a cell phone).

Happy geocache and wavy-leaf grass hunting!
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