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
University of Dayton, "Honeysuckle 0, Gaskins 1" (2013). Blog Archive: River Reflections at the University of Dayton. 233.