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Eagle Scout Habitat Restoration Project
Lead by Scout Cory Black, Troop 626
Lake Boren Park
June 26th, 2010

Volunteers and Scout members supported Scout Cory Black by participating in Cory's Eagle Scout project that returned a section of Lake Boren Park to its native habitat. Scouts and volunteers removed the invasive non-native Himalayan Blackberry and planted a variety of Pacific Northwest native plants. The restoration project returned the area near Lake Boren to a native habitat which will benefit birds and other wildlife found around the lake.
Awesome Project! Thanks, Cory, for choosing this project. Great job, everyone!

Himalayan Blackberry
Rubus armeniacus (syn. Rubus discolor)

Himalayan blackberry, a non-native invasive species, wass added in 2009 is to the Washington State Noxious Weed List. Throughout King County, control is recommended, especially in protected wilderness areas and in lands being restored to native vegetation.