2015 Report for Long Wharf Nature Preserve
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2015 marks the first year of Long Wharf Nature Preserve as an urban oasis. Under the guidance of Justin Elicker, the executive director, and Olivia Pearman, the education and outreach intern, the summer’s activities were focused on the removal of invasive species, predominantly autumn olive, mugwort, bittersweet, swallowwort, Japanese barberry, and phragmites. The seven-person Common Ground High School crew, the URI intern and Olivia worked alongside volunteers to clear invasives.
12,980 square feet of land cleared of invasive plants