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Young Women’s Ecological Learning Adventure to East Texas
Southwest Region, May 9, 2013
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On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 10 girls and three advisers from the Austin Youth River Watch were treated to a tour and Career Exploration adventure at the Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The staff and volunteers talked with the students about the history of the site and about the ecological restoration being done here. They learned about fire and other management techniques, bioremediation of the soil, forest and water management and the control of the non-native invasive aquatic plant, giant salvinia, through the introduction of the salvinia weevil. Staff from the refuge, as well as from the neighboring State Wildlife Management Area, were very generous in sharing their knowledge and information about their career pathways with the students.

Contact Info: Jason Roesner, 903-679-9144, jason_roesner@fws.gov



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