Old Forest, Shelby Forest Prepare for Spring with AmeriCorps Team

February 28, 2019
Daily Memphian (TN)

For the next month, a team of eight AmeriCorps service members will be pulling invasive plants from Overton Park and Meeman Shelby Forest State Park as both prepare for spring. In the 126-acre Old Forest area of Overton Park, the volunteers will concentrate on a 12-acre patch of English ivy. The team, from the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps based in Vicksburg, Mississippi, underwent training for each park. The group will spend two weeks in the forested environments. (You can also watch a news story about the team here.)

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