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A young Scout works to cut through a small tree that needed to be removed during the site cleanup at the Oak Ridge Waterfowl Production Area on Saturday.

Hundreds of Boy Scouts clean up waterfowl protection area

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More than 350 Boy Scouts got to learn all about nature while performing a needed service at the Oak Ridge Waterfowl Protection Area near Star Prairie on Saturday.


The Scouts, ranging in age from kindergarten students to 21 years old, spent Saturday removing invasive species of plants from the waterfowl protection area. Buckthorn was the main plant that the Scouts worked to eradicate, opening up oak savannas that were being choked with the thick undergrowth.

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Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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