Volunteers remove invasive plants at Severson Dells to celebrate Earth Day

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) Volunteers spent Earth Days at Severson Dells removing invasive plants, mostly honeysuckle, to make space for native plants.

Nearly 27 people volunteered to clean up the area. Leaders say the idea was to get habitat as close to native as possible.

Severson Dells​ is a 369 acre forest preserve in south western Winnnebago County with the mission to link people to nature through education and research.