Volunteers clear invasive species in DuPage forest preserve

  • Kevin Cotter of Downers Grove clears away honeysuckle vines that hurt other plants, smothering them and also strangling trees and bushes as they climbs. Volunteers cleared away the plants in the Maple Grove Forest Preserve in DuPage County on Saturday morning.

    Kevin Cotter of Downers Grove clears away honeysuckle vines that hurt other plants, smothering them and also strangling trees and bushes as they climbs. Volunteers cleared away the plants in the Maple Grove Forest Preserve in DuPage County on Saturday morning. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Kevin Cotter of Downers Grove clears away honeysuckle vines that hurt other plants, smothering them and also strangling trees and bushes as they climbs. Volunteers cleared away the plants in the Maple Grove Forest Preserve in DuPage County on Saturday morning.

    Kevin Cotter of Downers Grove clears away honeysuckle vines that hurt other plants, smothering them and also strangling trees and bushes as they climbs. Volunteers cleared away the plants in the Maple Grove Forest Preserve in DuPage County on Saturday morning. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 1/5/2019 4:38 PM

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County held a Volunteer Restoration Workday Saturday at Maple Grove Forest Preserve in Downers Grove.

Volunteers cleared away plants and invasive species that are harmful to the preserve's native plants.

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