Day of clean up also meant to provide education
FIU Student Media | News Feature
Equipped with shovels, hatches and wheelbarrows, students and staff members came out to the Nature Preserve and joined the ecological restoration project, clearing out trails and removing unwanted plants as part of the Nature Preserve Day.
“Daily downpours during the summer excite plant growth and when we come back to the fall semester, there is plenty of new plant growth that crowds over trails,” said Ryan Vogel, manager of the Nature Preserve and coordinator of the event. “We are doing this to clear trails so students, faculty and staff can utilize the trail and to facilitate transportation inside the preserve.”