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Job Corps students clear phragmites at Bitter Lake

January 17, 2013 • Local News


Students and instructors from Roswell Job Corps clear phragmites, a large perennial grass, at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge for an eventual burn by fire crews, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo)

Twenty-seven students from Roswell Job Corps volunteered their time Thursday to help with conservation efforts at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The students, ranging in ages of 16 to 23, were from the Home Builder’s Institute construction trades of painting, facility maintenance and electrical.

Robert Gibson, lead instructor for the construction trades, said students helped clear phragmites at Bitter Creek, which had been congested with the large perennial grass.

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