The goals of the Invasive Management Area (IMA) program are: ? Focus community support and momentum to do something about non- native, invasive plants ? Garner more community involvement and support ? Educate the public about the effects of non-native, invasive plants ? Participate in outreach opportunities regarding non-native, invasive plants ? Develop healthy habitats such as meadows and forests that are free of invasive plant species
The Invasive Management Area (IMA) Volunteer Program is a community-based project designed to reduce invasive plants on our parklands. This unique, volunteer-led program gives residents an opportunity to connect with people while taking care of the natural resources around us. IMA enables community members to help protect the plants and wildlife of Fairfax County's forests while spending time outdoors, meeting new people and restoring natural habitats.