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Students from Riverside and Saunders High Schools in Yonkers helped remove autumn olive from the refuge.
Credit: Ken Witkowski/USFWS

Walkill River Refuge partners with Groundwork USA

Teenagers from cities across the U.S. recently visited Walkill River National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey as part of the Groundwork USA National Assembly and Youth Summit that was held in New York City. For two years, the refuge has worked with Groundwork Hudson Valley in Yonkers, N.Y. to administer a cooperative invasive species control program that encourages urban youth to visit and work on a national wildlife refuge. In addition to the national summit, Groundwork Hudson Valley has held three trips out to the refuge this year where students from high schools in Yonkers helped control invasive species and learned about career opportunities in the environmental and wildlife fields.

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Published on: Tuesday, December 04,2012

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