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posted: 12/10/2012 2:21 PM

Wauconda students tackle buckthorn at Flint Creek

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  • Courtesy of CFCStudents and teachers from Wauconda's Da Vinci Waldorf School provided an afternoon of service for Citizens for Conservation at Flint Creek Savanna South recently.

      Courtesy of CFCStudents and teachers from Wauconda's Da Vinci Waldorf School provided an afternoon of service for Citizens for Conservation at Flint Creek Savanna South recently.

 

Submitted by Citizens for Conservation

For the second time this year, as part of their curriculum, sixth- through eighth-grade students and teachers from Wauconda's Da Vinci Waldorf School provided an afternoon of service for Citizens for Conservation in November.

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Once at CFC, the students got a pair of work gloves and then were carpooled to Citizens for Conservation-owned Flint Creek Savanna South.

There, the students quickly and tirelessly began the removal of invasive multiflora rose and buckthorn. Recalling what they learned from their first service day, the students easily identified the invasives.

After a short water break at the workday's midway point, the students removed additional buckthorn and wild rose to make a pile roughly 10-feet-by-10-feet. The students were tired from working in the heat and humidity, but they were mazed at how much buckthorn they had removed in such little time.

Eager to volunteer again, the students look forward to their next CFC community service project on Friday, Dec. 14. CFC gave a big "Thank you" to this special group of students from Da Vinci Waldorf School.

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