MHS students help at John Muir Park

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MHS students in the Advanced Placement Environmental Sciences course spent two days last month working with Ice Age Trail Alliance volunteers at John Muir Park in Marquette County.

Students and adult volunteers cleared brush and vines, removed defunct wire fencing, and thinned trees along the edge of the Alliance-owned Muir Preserve on Jan. 30 and 31. In all, 54 people participated.

This work enhanced the connection, both aesthetically and environmentally, of habitat stretching across the Muir Preserve into the Muir State Natural Area, Ice Age Trail Alliance Outreach and Education Manager Amy Lord said. Support for this project was made possible by a funding award from the National Park Service and Outdoor Foundation.

"The students were awesome,'' Lord said.