Coe College Volunteers during Spring Break at Radnor Lake State Natural Area (March 9th & 10th)

Invasive plant removal with Americorps and Coe College on March 10th, 2015. Pix by Steve Ward

Coe College students traveled from Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Nashville for their spring break last week and volunteered for two full days at the natural area working with the Radnor Staff and Americorps Team Members (River 4)

These students did a great job assisting us with invasive plant removal along the Lake Trail at Radnor Lake!  This invasive plant work consisted primarily of pulling exotic plants with weed wrenches while it rained during both days of their volunteering.  Lunch from Granny White Market (Thanks Dan and crew!) and bottled water was provided by Friends of Radnor Lake during the two days of invasive work.

According to Tess Werner, Program Coordinator she summarized the students motivation for helping out at the natural area “We choose to volunteer over our spring break trip because we believe in helping others and we wanted to take advantage of our week off to truly make a difference. We get to travel to a new place, make new friends, learn new things, and know that the whole time we’re making a positive impact on the world around us.”

The park ranger staff would like to thank these students from Coe College for donating their time and energy to help us protect Radnor Lake!

 

Invasive plant removal with Americorps and Coe College on March 10th, 2015. Pix by Steve Ward

Invasive plant removal with Americorps and Coe College on March 10th, 2015. Pix by Steve Ward

Invasive plant removal with Americorps and Coe College on March 10th, 2015. Pix by Steve Ward

Invasive plant removal with Americorps and Coe College on March 10th, 2015. Pix by Steve Ward

Coe College Volunteers on March 10th, 2015 by S. Ward

Coe College Volunteers on March 10th, 2015 by S. Ward

Invasive plant removal with Americorps and Coe College on March 10th, 2015. Pix by Steve Ward

Invasive plant removal with Americorps and Coe College on March 10th, 2015. Pix by Steve Ward

Coe College Volunteers on March 10th, 2015 by S. Ward

Coe College Volunteers on March 10th, 2015 by S. Ward

Invasive plant removal with Americorps and Coe College on March 10th, 2015. Pix by Steve Ward

Invasive plant removal with Americorps and Coe College on March 10th, 2015. Pix by Steve Ward