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Today, I had the opportunity to work with BW Greenway (BWG) volunteers at Anderson Fen in a fierce battle to eliminate the invasive Honeysuckle plant. BWG is a group, similar to the River Stewards in some regards. Essentially, BWG has a vision and mission to protect and restore land and water resources between Beaver Creek and Wenrick Wetland by a cohesive community. Sound familiar? It should. Like the Stewards, this diverse group of volunteers recognize the value of Dayton’s watershed and they’ve identified that a strong interconnected community plays an essential part in protecting and promoting the water as an asset to everyone. All in all, I had a great time with this band of warriors who heroically demolish Honeysuckle in the name of conservation. The scrimmage was a test, but we can out on top.


University of Dayton Rivers Institute, Fitz Center for Leadership in Community, River Stewards, Great Miami River


Author: Alexander (no last name given)