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Invasive species, grasses being removed at Blucher Park

Blucher Park restoration work
Posted at 5:39 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 18:51:03-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Parks and Recreation Department gave a progress report today on a major restoration project.

It’s at Blucher Park, where crews started removing invasive species and grasses on Monday.

The city is working with the Nature Conservancy and the American Conservation Experience on this project.

Parks and Recreation Department officials say it's important to remove those species because they pose a threat to the birds that attract thousands of eco-tourists to Blucher Park each year.

“So, what we need to do is take those out because they aren't good for their dietary needs and nesting needs and those sorts of things that keep birds coming to Corpus Christi,” said Jermel Stevenson, director the Parks and Recreation Department.

The Blucher Park project will take about six weeks to complete.

A similar restoration project is planned for the Hans and Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge on Ennis Joslin.