Chicago college students in Alpena to help remove invasive plants

Volunteers are needed to help remove two invasive plants from the waters of the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary around Duck Park.

Sanctuary board members will be joined by Loyola University’s wetland restoration crew to remove European frogbit and hybrid cattails from the Thunder Bay River.

Volunteers are needed to help harvest the invasive plants and fill trucks, which will haul them away. The work is scheduled for Friday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents who want to help in the effort can sign up by sending an email to [email protected] Volunteers are asked to indicate which shift they prefer – from 9 a.m. to noon, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., or 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Volunteers do not need to get in the river to help. Those who have waders are asked to bring them.