Youngsters introduced to identifying invasives

August 4, 2014 9:28 AM

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PRESQUE ISLE, Mich. — Lafarge North America partnered with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and Huron Pines Conservation Group to bring 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Campers to the Presque Isle Quarry to be introduced to identifying invasive species, the issues these plants present and how to map problem areas through first-hand experiences.

The 13- to 15-year-old campers from Camp Chickagami visited the quarry in small groups last week. Heather Rawlings, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist, led the group effort in identifying non-native phragmites and other invasive species. Campers used GPS and tape measures to plot out specific ...

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