Sisters Cities of Nashville Volunteer Day

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Friday February 27th, fifteen volunteers came to Radnor Lake State Natural Area and worked with SIR WIll Peters on removing invasive-exotic plants at a newly tract of land acquired in a partnership between the Friends of Radnor Lake, The State of Tennessee and The Land Trust for Tennessee. This property, located near Dyer Observatory is part of 100 acres of invasive-exotic plants targeted for removal this year at Radnor Lake State Natural Area.

Sister Cities of Nashville brought students from its sister city Taiyuan, China this week as part of an ongoing reciprocal student exchange program. The students, from Yuying High School, were eager to participate in an environmental conservation project while visiting Nashville.

Sister Cities of Nashville annually receives many students from its sister cities for two-week cultural immersion experiences, and the organization also sends Nashville Student Ambassadors to its sister cities in the summer. For more information on the Student Ambassador program, visit http://www.scnashville.org/exchanges.html.

The mission of Sister Cities is to connect the people of Nashville with people of the world, promoting peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation.

Special Thanks to Executive Director Heather Cochran Cunningham of Sister Cities of Nashville and Katie O’bryan with The Land Trust for Tennessee for partnering with us at Radnor Lake to work with these great volunteers.

Sister Cities Volunteers on Feb. 27th, 2015. Pix by Will Peters

Sister Cities Volunteers on Feb. 27th, 2015. Pix by Will Peters

Sister Cities Volunteers on Feb. 27th, 2015. Pix by Will Peters

Sister Cities Volunteers on Feb. 27th, 2015. Pix by Will Peters

Sister Cities Volunteers on Feb. 27th, 2015. Pix by Will Peters

Sister Cities Volunteers on Feb. 27th, 2015. Pix by Will Peters

Sister Cities Volunteers on Feb. 27th, 2015. Pix by Will Peters

Sister Cities Volunteers on Feb. 27th, 2015. Pix by Will Peters