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Earth Team Volunteers Clean up Wetland Pond after Hurricane Francis     

On Wednesday, October 13, 2004, thirty-one 4-H Club members and adult volunteers gathered at the Wetland Trail pond behind the Lamar County Middle School for a community service project. This was a continuation of the development of the Barnesville-Lamar County Wetland Trails and Ag Center facility.

Several local agencies, organizations and individuals were involved with this successful effort. Severely eroded pond banks were harrowed, limed, fertilized, sowed with seed and wheat straw was spread to prevent more erosion. A large water oak tree that had fallen across the pond dam and trail during Hurricane Francis was cut and the trail cleared.

Trees and brush were cleared from around the pond site, trash was picked up and old, plastic tree protectors were removed. The trail around the pond was cut and cleared so local groups and individuals can safely use the trail for exercise and educational activities.

4-H Club members then walked the system of trails picking up trash and debris from the recent storms. Keith Lassiter, Lamar County Extension Coordinator, coordinated the work day event.

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