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Fenner Nature Center Holds Event to Pull Invasive Species

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) -- An invasive plant is taking over Fenner Nature Center and workers are looking for help to stop the spread of the species.

Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Fenner Nature Center, 2020 East Mount Hope Avenue, will be holding a Stewardship Work Day, focusing on taking care of the park by pulling garlic-mustard plants.

Last year 3.3 tons of the plant were pulled from the park, but workers said it will likely take around five years of intense pulling to get the park back to a manageable level of infestation and the more people on board, the better.

"With the challenges we get a lot more people coming out because if you do it as a group you get to feel some type of commodore or accomplishment," said staff naturalist MacKenzie Maxwell. "The more people you have out there pulling, the more you get done. It's great to have as many people as possible."

If you can't make it to the center Sunday, there will be different Stewardship Word Day events all summer.

To find out more, visit the Fenner Nature Center's website.

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