Students from Spartanburg Day School turned out in force to combat kudzu at River Birch Trail on October 2005. The site is behind Spartanburg High School, and next to Lawson's Fork Creek. Note their tools and trophies (kudzu root crowns).
The photograph at left shows a close-up of a Spartanburg Day School trophy. Not to be outdone, Spartanburg High School students (right photograph) show trophies of their own! October 2005.
This idyllic scene also reveals the work of Spartanburg High students: Colored flags show where kudzu crowns were removed. April 2007.
Four Spartanburg High School students are briefed by Coalition volunteer Newt Hardie (back to camera) in the first photograph. And away they go! October 2007.
Newt helps a young man see what needs to be done. October 2007.
Whether working alone or in teams, it is physical labor that requires concentration on what you are doing. Special thanks to Steve Eargle, who provided the photographs. We are pleased that he is continuing to work with us, and take his students outdoors into the kudzu patch. October 2007.