Last updated: July 24, 2014
Even though I didn't get the marine biology internship I wanted, I'm still learning a lot about nature and how we can preserve her beauty. Last week we got the opportunity to work with Gary who's involved with a very big project which involves pulling invasive aquatic plants by the name Myriophyllum or Milfoilout of Dewey's pond in Quechee. Milfoil is an aquatic plant that is aggressively taking over lakes, natural waterways and irrigation canals in North America. Just in Dewey's Pond, there are over 700 acres of the affected by the invasive. Even if we were to pull every plant out of that pond it would still grow, due to the fact that it's so deeply rooted into the ground it will always grow.
During this summer we're not only learning about nature, we're learning how to be leaders. Each week one of us have to come up with a leadership workshop and teach people what we know, right now I don't know what I'm going to for my workshop, but I'm gearing towards a hike or something like that. Anthony did his workshop last week and I have to say he did a great job, definitely set the bar high.