This week Green Team is working with Equipo Verde, a group of students from Centro Cultural. Centro Cultural is a non-profit in Cornelius that aims to promote social and economic development, meet basic human and community needs, and increase cultural consciousness and understanding among diverse community members. The kids are all part of one of Centro Cultural’s summer education programs in partnership with OSU Extension. Alex and Kate met the eight students for the first time today and walked them to nearby RylandPark, where Council Creek is located.
There the kids learned about one of the most infamous invasive species- reed canary grass! The students, Alex and Kate then braved the 80 degree heat and trampled the reed canary grass. This allowed us to see and tag some of the 300 native plants SOLV planted earlier this year. Later this week the students will cage these plants to protect them from beavers, provide mulch to help them grow and place coffee bags around the plants so that the reed canary grass can’t grow right next to them. The team did a wonderful job today and is eager to get back out there and help Council Creek tomorrow!