Monday, January 17, 2011

Martin Luther King Day Service Project: Wisteria Eradication at Cedar Swamp

Although one of our more interesting community service projects, today's visit to Cedar Swamp Wildlife Area near Dover, DE proved to be both fun and rewarding. This morning, Prestwick House generously sent several volunteers from its ranks to aid DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife in removing an invasive growth of wisteria from the reserve.

According to a recent local press release, "In October, volunteers began removal of a large colony of Japanese wisteria vines, an invasive vine that out-competes native plants, girdles trees and blankets native wildlife habitat. Two days are scheduled in January to continue this project. The second day, Monday, Jan. 17, coincides with Martin Luther King Day, which is designated as a day of community service to honor the contributions of Dr. King."

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