Eugene students take part in 24-hour invasive species removal project

The marathon field trip started at 10 a.m. and continued through 10 a.m. the next day.

Posted: Dec 4, 2018 6:03 PM

LOWELL, Ore. -- Students from Twin Rivers Charter School participated in a 24-hour invasive species removal project at the Lowell State Recreation Area on Friday.

Taking part in a program called From the Roots, their goal was to fight blackberries, Scotch broom and other non-native plants.

"Just by doing this and getting all the ivy off trees and all that -- when we're doing that, it actually releases the sun to actually make the trees grow better," student Richard Kubishta said.

The marathon field trip started at 10 a.m. and continued through 10 a.m. the next day.

“We are working our hardest,” student Jeremiah Marr said during the event. “A lot of times, it looks like we’re goofing off and stuff, which sometimes we are, but we are really working hard. And a lot of these kids really do care even if it doesn’t seem that way, but most of these kids really do care about the environment and care about the community.”

Twin Rivers is a Eugene charter school that’s part of the Northwest Youth Corps.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 30342

Reported Deaths: 521
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah6743129
Marion438789
Washington424158
Umatilla289541
Clackamas222661
Malheur149023
Jackson10213
Lane93314
Deschutes74612
Yamhill72614
Jefferson5058
Polk49315
Morrow4845
Lincoln47013
Linn45413
Union4352
Klamath2692
Benton2516
Hood River2410
Wasco2333
Douglas2003
Josephine1802
Columbia1481
Coos1360
Clatsop1090
Baker902
Crook601
Tillamook480
Lake290
Wallowa281
Curry260
Sherman180
Harney120
Grant80
Gilliam70
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Overcast
60° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 60°
Corvallis
Overcast
57° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 57°
Roseburg
Broken Clouds
61° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 61°
North Bend
Overcast
59° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 59°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events