March 7-11, 2010
Thanks to Michigan State University Volunteers for a Great Week of Work
For the second consecutive year, a group of student volunteers from Michigan State University spent their spring break volunteering for the Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition. The students were participating in an Alternative Spring Break program offered at MSU. Alternative Spring Break is a student organization run by undergraduates and advised by a full time staff person from MSU’s Center for Service-Learning & Civic Engagement.
The volunteers helped HRWC clear non-native, invasive plants like Chinese privet and multi-flora rose from streamside buffer areas along previously restored reaches of Brasstown and Little Brasstown Creeks and the Valley River. The group also planted some trees at the Cupid Falls Park in Young Harris and helped the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee disassemble a collapsed bard on one of their local properties. The group worked a total of 300 hours worth nearly $6,000 in volunteer time!! For more information about the MSU Alternative Spring Break program, visit the web site: http://asb.msu.edu/
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