|Chef Paul Baker removes the trash cans to reveal two turkeys for lunch.|
|Bench placed at the entrance to the Lock 62 Trail|
|Brush clearing at Lock 11 on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal|
|Volunteers created a clear view on the west side of Lock 11 on the C & S Canal|
Amy Barra, Cornell Cooperative Extension Environmental Educator gives us a lesson on how the garlic mustard plant is a very invasive specie that spreads, and is damaging the ecosystem. It's roots have toxins that are harmful to other more beneficial plants. It didn't take much convincing for the youth to start scouting out the plant that Amy helped them identify, and pulling it up by its root on the Aqueduct Trail on our way back to the parking lot. Their enthusiasm for wanting to help is so encouraging for the future of our Mother Earth. The adult leaders and parents are to be commended for teaching them the importance of protecting our natural resources. Every root pulled helped to stop further invasion.