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Volunteers Vs. Invasives

P1000305(Photo by Robert Barossi)

by Robert Barossi

One sentence in particular caught  my eye when reading this environmental volunteer story: “REEF volunteers armed with filleting knives sliced up the carcasses, carefully avoiding the fish’s venomous spines.”

How can you read that and not want to see what these volunteers are up to? In this case, they are working along with the Reef Environmental Education Foundation to reduce populations of invasive lionfish. Check out the story, courtesy of National Geographic, to see just how successful all that knife-wielding volunteer work has been.

If you have enjoyed any of the stories on this blog, check out  my eBook, Being Where You Are: How Environmental Volunteers Impact Their Community and the Planet Every Day


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