. In preparation for the wetlands mitigation project in the east meadow at JK Black Oak, plants from the project area are being relocated on the property. During this one-time event, Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy members are invited to dig plants for their gardens. The east meadow is full of attractive native plants, including many not sold by nurseries. A list of available species will be provided on the website, and volunteers will be on hand to help you identify the plants. You'll need to bring your own shovel as well as pots, bags, or boxes to hold the plants you dig. Ticks and poison ivy are present in the meadow so long pants and sleeves, gardening gloves, and insect repellant are recommended. Registration required and limited: Sign Up Online. To protect the environmentally sensitive habitat and rare species, the Sanctuary is not open for general public access, and can only be visited during events such as this. Rain date October 23.