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.
- Eugene students take part in 24-hour invasive species removal project
- Deputies investigating home invasion robbery in Eugene
- Deputies searching for 2 men after Eugene home invasion
- Third suspect located, arrested in Eugene home invasion
- South Eugene brings back The Laramie Project
- State aids affordable housing projects in Eugene
- Eugene mural project bringing the world together
- Photo of Garrison Keillor removed from Eugene Airport
- Researchers to study why seabird species is disappearing
- Endangered Species Act public comment period closes soon