Follow up: Clean-up and invasive species pull

6 May

Saturday morning we went out with Ms. Beals class from Gary Comer Middle School. Our goals were to collect trash and dig up the invasive species du jour, dandelions (Taraxacum officinale). Chicago Cares volunteers joined us too. By the time advisories from Gary Comer College Prep joined us in our mission, we had collected 8 bags of trash and every dandelion we could see.

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A student carries a handful of dandelions and a bag of trash

Openlands black oak, 4/27/13 with Gary Comer College Prep and Chicago Cares

Openlands black oak, 4/27/13 with Gary Comer Middle School and Chicago Cares

Looking up close at an opossum skull

Looking up close at an opossum skull

Sunday, Ms. Cowgill and her class from Gary Comer Middle School came out to clean up trash at Rocky Ledge. In addition to filling more than 8 bags of trash and one of recycling, students found lots of cool rocks and shells and leftovers from the former steel mill next door.

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