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Service Learning at Eagle Creek Park

On September 13, Indy Parks and our service learning team removed several invasive species from Eagle Creek Park. The two we found in most abundance were privet hedge and burning bush. Both were landscaping plants that escaped into natural habitats. These plants have the ability to colonize fast and quickly create a monoculture in an otherwise diverse woodland.

Youth Farm Initiative

Saturday (Aug. 9) was the first day of the now weekly farm stand at Felege Hiywot Center, the result of the Youth Farm Initiative. Twelve farm workers were selected by interview to participate in the program focused on providing a hands-on experience in agriculture, ecology and entrepreneurship.  

IUPUI partnership improves health goals on Indy's Near Eastside

"Between spring 2011 and fall 2013, 80 students and 13 faculty members from 12 IUPUI degree-granting schools worked with 11 local nonprofits to accomplish 17 neighborhood research, technical assistance and internship projects -- all planned in collaboration with Near Eastside community members."

We're safeguarding the water you drink.

Indiana University Foundation article about taste and odor issues in Indiana. "We're safeguarding the water you drink."

http://imagine.iuf.indiana.edu/articles/spring14/safeguarding-water.html

Service Learning at Sodalis Nature Park April 5, 2014

Sodalis Nature Park has been dedicated to the protection of the Indiana bat otherwise known as Myotis sodalis. Service learning crews were asked to help clear the bat’s habitat of the invasive amur bush honeysuckle. The heaviest concentrations were in the floodplain areas.

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