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Volunteers Needed to Help Woodland
Posted: 08/13/2013
DUBUQUE - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources, 1 Mississippi, and the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation are looking for volunteers from 8 to 11 a.m., Aug. 24, to help remove oriental bittersweet from Mines of Spain State Recreation Area.

Tools will be provided, but participants are asked to bring a water bottle and work gloves. Most of the work will be conducted along the road in the park.

Volunteers should register with 1 Mississippi at or by calling 563-379-5779. Upon completion, volunteers are invited to an ice cream social in the EB Lyons Interpretive Center.

Oriental Bittersweet is a rapidly spreading invasive species that covers that covers the ground and will outcompete native plants by shading them out. Trees can even be killed by the vine’s woody stem.