We wish to remove invasive species of plants from the Chinquapin Park ecosystem. For years, species such as English Ivy, Garlic Mustard and Japanese knotweed have been taking over and crowding out native species of plants. This reduces food sources for many native animals, and creates an imbalance in the ecosystem. Our goal is to remove these species from the park in order to allow native species a chance to reestablish themselves. Once the native species of plants return, the many species of animals that depend on these plants will also return. It will also create a more aesthetic forest ecosystem for citizens of Alexandria to enjoy.