NC Students Survey Lake for Invasives

     Arriving by bus at the Flat Creek boat access, thirteen young scientists taking part in an annual STEM summer camp readied their varied equipment. PVC pipe, duct tape, cups, forks, bamboo skewers, whatever they could find and build to help collect plant and invertebrate samples. Ronald Garrido, rising eighth grader, gathered a large sample of hydrilla using his PVC rake within minutes of starting their excursion. Hydrilla was first discovered in North Carolina in 1980 in Wake County.