Wayzata Football Team Tackles Invasive Opponent—Buckthorn
According to the Sun Sailor, the football players worked from 9 a.m. to noon clearing the tree limbs and plants, marking it the teams fourth year of volunteering to clear the woods.
Invasive species are not native to Minnesota and often times cause environmental or economic harm, or harm to human health, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Buckthorn in particular is a problem because it out-competes native plants for nutrients, light and moisture, degrades wildlife habitat, contributes to erosion, and many other issues, the DNR says.
Following the morning of hard work, the team met for a pizza lunch sponsored by Wayzata’s TCF Bank branch, the Sun Sailor reported.
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