WILMINGTON, MA — On Saturday, June 3, Girl Scout Troop 65083 of Wilmington removed invasive species and trash from the wetlands and land on the corner of Lake Street and Grove Street. The troop adopted this location last year and returned to cleanup it up and raise local awareness about invasive plant species. The troop named the area “Awesome Animal Sanctuary.”
The girls have been working with direction from the Wilmington Conservation Commission.
Last year, the girls removed 8 trash bags of plant material and another 5 of trash from the site. They also installed birdhouses on the parcels, which got great usage in the spring.
This year, the girls removed 2 bags of trash and 2 bags of the garlic mustard invasive species. In the future, the girls plan to raise awareness about this invasive species by educating neighbors. In addition to the cleanup, the girls planted three blueberry plants.
(NOTE: The above information and photo was provided by Roger Timm.)
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