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The public is invited to join the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium at the Mines of Spain State Recreation Area on April 27 from 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. for what is being coined as an “Invasive Species Beatdown.”
Senior Education Manager Jared McGovern will lead volunteers in making our public lands healthier through learning about and eliminating the alien and invasive Oriental bittersweet. Oriental bittersweet is a beautiful but deadly relative of native bittersweet. Fast growing and clingy, the plant can strangle nearby native plants and trees within a few short years.
Space for the event is limited, and volunteers interested in joining the Museum & Aquarium’s efforts should pre-register at rivermuseum.com/beatdown. Participation in the “Invasive Species Beatdown” is open to those eight and older; however, those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Necessary equipment will be provided to participants and waivers will be required prior to or upon arrival.