Friday, October 14, 2011

Legacy 11 Boy Scout-Invasive Plant Removal (Oct. 8th and 9th)

This past weekend (October 8th and 9th) the Legacy 11 Boy Scouts came out to help remove invasive plants along the shores of Hoyt Lake, the Japanese Gardens, and Rumsey woods near the Marcy Casino. This project involved over 100 Boy Scouts removing European Buckthron, Chinese Elm, and European Grapevines which threatened to disrupt the natural environment in Olmsted Parks. In addition to the invasive plant removal, the Scouts also completed a repainting projects at the Marcy Casino. This projects were a collaborative effort with several local WNY Boy Scout Troops, Buffalo ReUse, and Buffalo Employment and Training Center. The efforts of the Scout Troops have been very well received by park visitors and will help to make a go impression for the upcoming conference.

(photos courtesy of Boy Scout Troop 37-Kenmore, NY)
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