Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Fermilab Employees Think Green

Good for them! Even when they funding agency that owns Fermilab is unable to provide any kind of financial support, several Fermilab employees, under their own initiatives, started their own not-for-profit organization to restore the open prairie area on Fermilab grounds.

For its first endeavor, FNA hopes to secure a $25,000 matching grant to improve a 35-acre savannah inside the lab's Tevatron ring. Savannahs are ordinarily open, forested areas, but this one is being choked by raspberry patches and dogwood trees and needs to be completely reworked.

"We would get all of that brush and stuff out of there, whether by cutting, or herbicide, or burning," he said, "and then we would extensively reseed it with plants, grass and trees."

Check at the end of the article on how you can make monetary contribution.


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