CREW Environmental Service Project for May 2021

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Recently, St. Thomas’s youth group known as CREW, which stands for “Christians Ready, Equipped, and Willing,” spent a day at the Judge Morris Estate, part of White Clay Creek State Park, clearing out garlic mustard.

Garlic mustard impacts the growth of our native forest, trees, shrubs, and other plants. It is an invasive plant, native to large parts of Europe, Asia, and northern Africa. It was brought to North America as a source of food, medicine, and erosion control. However, it has spread widely into natural areas in the northeastern United States since the 1860’s and has been nicknamed the “thug of the woods.”