UPEC-funded Hancock Planting Featured in Mining Gazette

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Work by volunteers from the Keweenaw Wild Ones and the Hancock Beautification Group was featured in an Aug. 13, 2021, article by staff writer Chris Jaehnig.

Jaehnig visited volunteers as they weeded along Tezcuco Street, in the block just north of Porvoo Park. The planting was funded by a $1,500 grant from the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition (UPEC) with additional support from the City of Hancock.

The hellstrip planting includes barren strawberries, plains oval sedges, and dwarf bush honeysuckles, all native plants chosen in part for their ability to withstand poor soil and variable conditions. Additional native perennials are also being installed to enhance the area’s wildlife value.