Posted by: csdailyblog | April 1, 2010

Conserve Students vs. Invasive Garlic Mustard

Student Services Coordinator Kim Spagnoli helps students Begench and Colin stuff envelopes with information about garlic mustard, an invasive species.

 

Colin and Jennifer work together to label envelopes.

Conserve School students helped Vilas County fight the invasive garlic mustard plant, but not the usual way, by pulling plants or digging up roots. Instead, students used their community service time to stuff envelopes with a Department of Natural Resources brochure informing landowners about the rapid spread of this invasive weed and asking them to remove the plant from their property. Ted Ritter, Vilas County Invasive Species Coordinator, dropped 2,000 brochures off at Conserve School, Conserve School donated the envelopes, and, in a couple of weeks, students from the Sustainability Service Team and Student Services Service Team had all 2,000 stuffed and ready to be mailed.

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