Ivy Removal events with Lewis & Clark students
This fall we’ve had multiple opportunities to get some good work done with Lewis & Clark College students!
Each year at the New Student Orientation, student groups spend a few hours on a service project, and as one of the various community partners we were able to work with student groups twice in one day to remove English Ivy from natural areas on campus. We worked with 28 total volunteers and pulled about 1,000 sq ft of ivy and air-gapped 12 trees.
At TCWC we have had Lewis & Clark student representatives on our Board; our rep since 2020, Qwynci Bowman (’23), is studying abroad for her senior year and we’ve brought on two new student representatives, Mateo Kaiser (’23) and Jack Fiocco (’24); more on that in another post, but it was great to have Jack & Mateo join us to help facilitate the student groups at the NSO Day.
As part of celebrating their new President’s Inauguration, Lewis & Clark’s Center for Social Change and Community Involvement engaged new students once again in service on October 1st. This time we met off-campus at the Iron Mountain trailhead to air-gap ivy from trees. Students were rewarded with not just a few doughnuts each, but nearly a full box per person, thanks to the geneosity of Voodoo Doughnuts in Oak Grove! Together we air-gapped 94 trees of English Ivy in a few short hours.