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Kettle Creek Conservation Authority
KCCA Environmental Youth Corps plant 1,500 Wildflowers at St Thomas Elevated Park
Local youth and members of the St. Thomas and District Horticultural Society planting 1,500 native plants and removing invasive species at the St. Thomas Elevated Park - photos by Betsy McClure, Kettle Creek Conservation Authority

St. Thomas, Ontario - June 19, 2019 - Last evening the Kettle Creek Conservation Authority's Environmental Youth Corps (EYC) were planting 1,500 native wildflower and grass plugs at the St. Thomas Elevated Park.

Working in collaboration with the St. Thomas and District Horticultural Society, the plugs were planted at the eastern approach of the Elevated Park. This was the second project undertaken by the Environmental Youth Corps this spring.

The horticultural society, with the help of community volunteers, lead the charge in the removal of invasive species like white sweet clover and garlic mustard. The end result will be a naturalized habitat that features many Carolinian and native Ontario plant species.

About the Environmental Youth Corps

The Environmental Youth Corps is a program launched by KCCA in 2018. Local high school students work with KCCA staff on hands-on environmental projects to improve the conditions of the Kettle Creek watershed.

Last Updated: Wednesday, 19 June 2019 11:35:31 AM EST

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