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Mandi Steele/FULTON SUN photo: AmeriCorps member Jade Knapke saws down an autumn olive tree at Whetstone Creek Conservation Area Thursday. An AmeriCorps NCCC team will help with environmental work in Callaway and Boone counties for eight-weeks.

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AmeriCorps team partners with MDC for prairie preservation

Armed with chainsaws and herbicide, an 11-member AmeriCorps team takes on a stubborn, invasive plant species that is threatening the prairie at Whetstone Creek Conservation Area just north of Williamsburg.

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