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Students learn about invasive species
Written by Kellie Shelton   
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 00:00

The Verde River is more than just a place to recreate.

A bee gathers pollen from a velvet mesquite [Prosopis velutina] flower, from which mesquite honey is made. The velvet mesquite is one of the endangered plants along the Verde River — a vital source to many animals as well as humans.Clarkdale-Jerome School, in partnership with the Verde Natural Resource Conservation District, has received a $500 award from the Sustainable Economic Development Initiative — called the Sustainable in Education for the 21st Century Award for its Top Ten Wanted Dead or Alive Species Program.

The program educate the seventh-grade students about the economic, social and ecological impact of native and invasive species in the Verde River Basin.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, May 29, edition of The Camp Verde Journal or the Cottonwood Journal Extra.

 

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