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Loyola students to plant native grass

Posted by jordanberger on November 9, 2012

By Jordan Berger

A group of students in Loyola University Chicago’s environmental sustainability course are partnering with the Chicago Park District to offer a volunteer opportunity for students to plant marram grass at Loyola Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Volunteers will plant the native grass along the park path and in the park itself.

Marram grass is integral to the stabilization of sand dunes, and was introduced in North America to stabilize eroded dunes. The matted roots of the grass bind the sand down.

For more information, or to volunteer, email Jennifer Landes at JLandes1@Luc.edu.

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