Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

April 11, 2005

Removing Species for Earth Day!

Filed under: — Different River @ 1:17 pm

OK, this is funny. (At least to me.) I just got an e-mail from a certain university from which I have a master’s degree, inviting me to the following alumni event:

Celebrate Earth Day
at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
1550 Anacostia Avenue NE, Washington, DC

200 Volunteers Needed!
Join fellow [alumni] and other volunteers in this city-wide effort as we assist the National Park Service (NPS) and the National Parks Conservation Association with projects for dike reconstruction, clearing and mulching of 80-year-old azaleas by removal of invasive species and weeds, and clean up along the boardwalk. All volunteers are required to wear appropriate clothing (work boots, long pants, and long sleeve shirts please). Rubber boots, gloves, and tools will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

I guess even for environmentalists, some species are more equal than others. Remember, don’t step on any bugs with those work boots!

One Response to “Removing Species for Earth Day!”

  1. Gary Says:

    This sounds very familiar with what the enviros wanted to do with the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the Presidio a while back. They wanted to clear all non-native species out so the land can again look like when the Spanish landed in the 1700′s. Somehow I see the hand of hypocrisy and greed in there somewhere.

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