Old Forest, Shelby Forest prepare for spring with AmeriCorps team

By , Daily Memphian Published: March 07, 2019 5:12 PM CT
<strong>Pierce Curran (left), AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps team leader, helps Joel Foster pull up English ivy in Overton Park. The group has been in Memphis for two weeks helping to eliminate invasive plant species in Overton Park and Meeman Shelby Forest State Park.</strong> (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian)

Pierce Curran (left), AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps team leader, helps Joel Foster pull up English ivy in Overton Park. The group has been in Memphis for two weeks helping to eliminate invasive plant species in Overton Park and Meeman Shelby Forest State Park. (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian)

An AmeriCorps team of eight is at Overton Park and Shelby Forest for a month to go after invasive plants just before spring arrives. Meanwhile, the Overton Park Conservancy has drawn some attention for some seasonal changes in the Old Forest after the recent rains.

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Meeman Shelby Forest State Park Old Forest State Natural Area Overton Park Conservancy
Bill Dries

Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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